Samsung Electronics has introduced an e-library at a local primary school in Thika, Kenya, set to cater for the over 600 pupils in the school through a new project that will see more primary school pupils benefit from e-learning.
The library has been established and equipped with Samsung Galaxy Tabs incorporated with e-books which are curriculum oriented to help the pupils in their educational skills, especially in English and Kiswahili.
In full capacity, the e-library set up at Thika Primary School in the country’s Kiambu County, will accommodate up to 30 pupils at once.
Samsung has partitioned the library into two sections with one carrying over 2,500 books and the other installed with digital learning stations where pupils will be able to sit and read from the Android run tablets.
The e-library project is part of the company’s commitment to improve the lives of communities with a specific focus in education by providing learning materials for young students.
Thika primary school is the first to benefit from the project by Samsung, with plans to roll out similar projects to primary schools across the country in efforts to expose more children to e-learning services while still at primary level.
With this new installation, teachers in the school will be able to use the technology to enhance and improve the learners’ understanding of concepts through electronic learning by incorporating visual learning aids.
Samsung has been involved in various education projects and programs across the country as part of their corporate social responsibility for the community. Some of the projects include a Solar Powered Internet School established in a primary school in the country’s Kajiado County.