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samsung solar powered internet shipping container schools
oct 26, 2012
samsung solar powered internet shipping container schools



samsung solar powered internet schools in africa

 

 

located in phomolong, a rural area near johannesburg, south africa, samsung has initiated an effort to provide children with
modern accesses to technology. conceived as an environmentally friendly mobile schoolhouse, it receives electricity via
photo-voltaic panels installed on the roof. the ‘solar powered internet school’ can generate nine hours of electricity a day,
powering the electronic equipment inside the twelve meter shipping container. the 21 student classroom is equipped with
a 50-inch electronic board, internet-enabled solar-powered notebooks, galaxy tablet computers as well as wi-fi cameras.
the school can also be easily moved by truck so that students in even the remotest of areas can continue their education.

 

 


video courtesy of samsung csr

 

 


view of the shipping container

 

 


students with access to internet and technology

 

 


the container can be place in the most remote areas

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