SAMSUNG Malaysia Electronics treated 30 children and five teachers from the RPS Legap orang asli village to a day out at Sunway Lost World of Tambun, in keeping with its Samsung Smart Community Centre commitment.
Launched last year, the company set up the Samsung Smart Community Centre within the
rural areas of RPS Legap in Sungai Siput, Perak, to ensure that the orang asli community has opportunities and access to information and communications technology (ICT) in an increasingly digitised world.
“Setting up the Samsung Smart Community Centre at RPS Legap was a huge success and is something we have been proud of,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics president Yoonsoo Kim.
“But we realised that fostering a learning environment through technology goes beyond that, hence this little activity over the weekend.
“We are positive the children learned that technology is not just a tool to play games but is something that has the power to bring out their potential.”
Samsung’s mission was to show them what they could achieve with the technological capabilities of its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.
At the theme park, the children took part in various challenges involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Each challenge was meant to highlight a particular feature of the smartphone, such as Super Slow-mo, taking selfies and doodling with the S Pen, and the phone camera’s Live Focus.
Guided by Samsung volunteers, they shot pictures and videos of themselves, the animals at the zoo and scenes at the theme park, and prizes were given to the best performing teams.
Besides the outing, Samsung volunteers as well as the villagers took part in tree-planting activities.
“While we wanted to show that technology is leading the way forward, we must also never forget the environment we live in. This tree-planting activity has impacted the village positively, but the most important thing about it is that it served as a reminder for all of us to care for the world we live in,” said Kim of the Samsung Love & Care programme.
Samsung Love & Care, previously known as Samsung’s Nanum Village initiative, has helped two orang asli villages through several activities over the last three years.
The programme was launched in early 2015 as part of Samsung’s local corporate citizenship efforts.