Samsung Electronics announced on August 13 that it opened a “Samsung Smart School” in Cusco, Peru. The purpose of the Samsung Smart School is to provide underprivileged children with electronic blackboards, personal computers, tablet PCs, educational programs and the like so that they can have more access to education and opportunities to develop themselves.
The Samsung Smart School in Cusco is a part of the national school of science and arts located in the region with an altitude of 3,399 meters. Established in 1825, the school is the oldest one in Peru and currently has approximately 2,300 students.
“The Samsung Smart School is like a present that helps us to learn about the world,” one of the students said, adding, “We hope that the Samsung Smart School will help develop our town and ourselves alike.”
Samsung Electronics set up the first Samsung Smart School in Latin America in Brazil four years ago. Since then, the company has run 140 or so Samsung Smart Schools in the 18 countries including Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Mexico.