Samsung Ghana commissioned an Innovation Campus (Innovation Hub) in Agona Swedru, in Ghana’s Central Region, to support the technology giant’s commitments to leverage technology to support the dreams of young Ghanaians. The $50,000-Samsung Innovation Campus is equipped with 20 desktop computers, Samsung E boards, Flip boards, cooling units and a set of furniture.
Through partnership with the Ghana Code Club, the Agona West Municipal Assembly and the Office of the Central Regional Minister, the Samsung Innovation Hub will provide series of training in coding for 5-17 year-olds from public elementary schools in the community.
In remarks at the commissioning event, Managing Director of Samsung Ghana Mr. Lucas Lee said Samsung recognized the role technology played in nation-building, thus the need for the Samsung Innovation Campus to support the dreams of young Ghanaians. Mr. Lee said the initiative would improve modern learning among young people in Ghana.
“Samsung believes in strong collaborations between the Government and the private sector and is committed to playing a sustained role in community development and nation-building. The Samsung Innovation Campus is in recognition of the company’s commitment to leverage technology in supporting the dreams of young Ghanaians and overall support nation-building.”Mr. Lucas Lee | Managing Director of Samsung Ghana
The Ghana Code Club will operate the Samsung Innovation Campus by deploying a series of training programs to power the innovation hub as a learning hub for many young people in the community as well as students with interest in technology.
“As an organization, we believe that computer programming and other technical skills are a tool of empowerment, that is why we are on a mission to ensure that every child and youth, particularly girls, have access to the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly digital world.”Ms. Ernestina Edem Appiah | Founder, Ghana Code Club
Founder of the Ghana Code Club Ms. Ernestina Edem Appiah said the Hub will run three technology programs namely Code Club for Boys and Girls, Girls in ICT Club and Freelancing and entrepreneurship programs in Technology. Ms. Appiah explained that the coding programs identified fit into the new curriculum for basic schools introduced by the Ghana Education Service.
Central Regional Minister Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan was confident that the Samsung Innovation Campus will position students to take advantage of the opportunities that come with technology knowledge acquisition in today’s global world. Mrs. Assan expressed the appreciation of the Ghana government to Samsung Ghana for the wonderful gesture and pledged the continued support and assistance of the Agona West Municipal Assembly and the Central Regional Co-ordination Council.