Samsung partners with Virtual Essence to deliver digital primary school content
Samsung Electronics East Africa has partnered with Virtual Essence to provide a technological way of engaging school children with educational content during the December holidays. Virtual Essence is an innovative company specializing in e-learning solutions for Primary school.
As part of the partnership, Samsung will bundle the Msingi pack e-learning software for lower and upper primary classes with the Galaxy Tab A 7” tablet. This, Samsung says is for the benefit of teachers, parents and children who want to interact with up to date educative content and school revision material. The Msingi pack application has e-learning content in the common subject areas of Math, English, Swahili, Science and Social studies. It also includes digitized revision past papers that can be completed on the tablet with reports and scores generated for each completed paper.
“We are excited to partner with Samsung and it is our hope that this will go a long way in promoting awareness of the Msingi Pack platform for learners in the country. Msingi Pack aims at bringing together all stakeholders of learning by having specific relevant content for teachers, parents and students. The content is 100% local and is aligned to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) syllabus,” said Virtual Essence General Manager Jonah Wanjohi.
Samsung Electronics East Africa’s Vice President and Managing Director, Mr. Jung Hyun Park said the Msingi pack application endeavors to offer innovative, modern, teaching and learning methods that coincide with Samsung’s mission to inspire the world and create the future through new technology, creative solutions and innovative products.
Mr. Park added that the partnership with Msingi Pack was a show of commitment by Samsung to deliver innovative products and solutions to its consumers in Kenya.
Msingi Pack was first introduced in 2009 and it has since grown to include Msingi Pack Mobile for smartphones and tablets, Msingi Pack junior student companion, Msingi Pack junior for schools – lower primary ( Class 1 & 2) and Msingi Pack student companion for upper primary (Class 6, 7 & 8)
Under this new partnership with Samsung, the Msingi pack application will be provided via a specialized Micro SD card package that customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab A 7” will receive. The Msingi pack offer is available at Samsung brand stores and select Safaricom shops for customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab A 7” for a limited time.