September 20, 2017

Samsung aids programme to teach out-of-school children

A mobile education bus that is equipped with Samsung tablets and television donated by Samsung Electronics to Myanmar Mobile Education Project.
A mobile education bus that is equipped with Samsung tablets and television donated by Samsung Electronics to Myanmar Mobile Education Project.

Samsung Electronics pledged more than US $50,000 worth of assistance Thursday to a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing an education to children unable to attend school.
The donation covers a mobile education bus equipped with the South Korean manufacturing giant’s electronic devices such as television and tablets, as well as one-year salaries for teachers of the Myanmar Mobile Education Project (MyME).
“We believe this donation is to provide a modern and innovative environment for the students and to further enhance the learning process,” Samsung head of Marketing Mr Richard See said at a donation ceremony in Yangon on that day.
“We hope our efforts will have long lasting value to MyME and create positive impact on students”.
Since 2014, MyME has provided an education and outreach programme via mobile classrooms to out-of-school children.
The organization has four buses for mobile schools, including a car donated by Samsung.
“Currently more than 20 teachers are providing education services to over 400 youths in Yangon and Mandalay regions, mostly to children working at teashops and restaurants,” said Director U Tin Maung Maung Aye of MyME.
A teacher said, “The teaching programme is classified into three levels — beginner level, level I and level II. The syllabus includes basic literacy in beginner level, English language skills, maths, hygiene and social dealing in level I, and a computer and Internet course, and vocational training in level II.”
“We designed all courses to develop critical thinking skills through innovative, interactive instruction,” the director of MyME said. “MyME is educating youths every day, especially in the evening when children finish their work.”
“We have no big difficulties, but our main difficulty is that teachers have to negotiate schedules, as the students’ free times are different,” U Tin Maung Maung Aye told the media at the donation ceremony.

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