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Samsung Pushes Volunteerism

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Krishna Faulder (centre), of Samsung; Marva Mcpherson (right), human resource/accounts department at Samsung; and Christene McIntosh, a teacher from Duhaney Park Primary, assist the students in the school’s Smart Room.

Samsung has provided ongoing training seminars, meetings and educational activities to students and teachers at the Duhaney Park Primary School as part of the volunteer actions promoted by the company for its Global Volunteer Month celebrations.

Team members of Samsung's corporate office participated in the Global Dignity activities which were held at the Samsung Smart School at the school for two days last week. The series of activities educated the volunteers on the many benefits of the Samsung Solution, provided the opportunity for the volunteers to interact with the learning community, embrace volunteerism and at the same time create an enriched community of true Samsung ambassadors.

Now in its 21st edition, the initiative makes important contributions to key sectors such as education and health. In Jamaica, its Smart School programme benefits 753 students per month in two classrooms at Duhaney Park Primary School. The programme also trained 46 teachers.

One of the initiatives developed by Samsung as part of the Global Volunteer Month, was Read Across the Globe, which brings the power of volunteers together to promote literacy and help break a Guinness World Record for the number of children read to within a 24-hour period.