VIDEO: How Samsung’s Smart Schools help marginalized students broaden their horizons




Lefa Magato was first introduced to the internet when she was a vibrant high school student in the small village of Phomolong, outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Lefa’s first experience using a computer and surfing the web would open up a whole new world for her – one that would broaden her horizons and ultimately help her realize her dreams.

Lefa had always wanted to explore the wider world, and Samsung’s solar-powered internet school effectively placed it at her fingertips. Part of Samsung’s Smart School initiative, these schools provide educationally marginalized students with equal access to educational resources on the web.

The goal of the initiative is to bridge the IT accessibility gap and improve the quality of students’ education by collaborating with governments and appropriate organizations to provide interactive learning opportunities with digital devices. Since 2013, Samsung’s Smart Schools have supported over 200,000 students in 72 countries.

After her Smart School experience, Lefa began a successful career as a PR-marketer in Johannesburg, where she continues to brighten the days of those around her. Follow her journey as she leads another bright young mind on an eye-opening experience with the help of Samsung’s Smart Schools.




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