Samsung leverage Galaxy Note 10.1 and LED TV to support Indonesian youth development in Rumah Belajar Samsung
Jakarta, 25 September 2012 – PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia (SEIN) today announced and inaugurated the Rumah Belajar Samsung building that will be a center where Samsung undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of their skill-oriented education. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia, Mohamad Nuh was attended by officials from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, the Board of Directors and Management from Samsung, and other invitees.
The building is located at Duta Buntu Block B 1 52 Duri Kepa, West Jakarta, and Karangsari village, in Kedung Waringin – Cikarang, West Java, the education is given to young talented skills and have a strong interest in the field of electronics, but have limited funds to continue his study and must be dropouts.
As a leader in digital technology, Samsung also brings innovation in the learning process in this Rumah Belajar Samsung. Galaxy Note 10.1 converges to Samsung LED TV as an innovative and attractive teaching tool. Teachers use some features such as Polaris office, formula match, dictionary, and multiscreen on Galaxy Note 10.1 and directly connected to the Samsung LED TV.
“We’re harnessing our legacy of innovation to transform a better life and open new opportunities for people. Rumah Belajar Samsung provides practical skills education in electronics that will make students become ready workforce in the industry related to electronics and IT,” said Yoo young Kim, Managing Director of PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia. “We also optimize our innovation into Rumah Belajar Samsung by utilized Galaxy Note 10.1 and Samsung LED TV to make learning process become more attractive and easy to understand,” he added.
Rumah Belajar Samsung will not be possible without the partnership that has been run by SEIN with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) one nonprofit organization that actually focuses its activity on empowering young generation of Indonesia, especially those who are still in productive age.
Founder / CEO YCAB Foundation, Veronica Colondam stated in her presentation about the program that, “The partnership with PT. Samsung Electronics Indonesia is based on high unemployment and lack of skills of Vocational and Senior high school graduates in Indonesia “.
Veronica citing data released by BPS in February 2012 that the current Unemployment rate (TPT) in Indonesia reached 7.61 million people. Meanwhile, the TPT percentage of secondary education remains the highest position, which is 10.34% for Senior high school and 9.51% for Vocational high school.
“Rumah Belajar Samsung fills gaps / mismatches between students who has skills or graduates high / vocational school in Indonesia with what is required by the business / industry. This program is one of our efforts to prepare its graduates into the real world of work and work to improve their welfare. We gave aptitude theory and practice, also two-month internship at Samsung Service Center so that they have comprehensive experience in electronics repair techniques. We hope to reach up to 1,000 students per year, the program can reduce unemployment in Indonesia, “he said further.
As a company that supports the development of the younger generation, Samsung continue to bring innovation, not only in products but also by providing activities to promote innovations that can improve the quality of youth. Rumah Belajar Samsung is one of Samsung’s commitments as a good corporate citizen to support quality improvement of youth life.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com .
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About Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa is an independent non-profit organization in Indonesia that was established in August 1999 and became a global organization in 2011 through YCAB Foundation. YCAB Foundation is headquartered in New York and is registered as a non-profit organizations that already have the facility of tax reductions (tax deductions) through section 501 (c) (3).
YCAB Foundation aims to establish independence in adolescents with a comprehensive development approach through the Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HELP), House of Learning and Development (HOLD), and Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HOPE).
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