Samsung supports program to develop apps for special needs students
Samsung is certainly creating some good will by launching a competition that encourages developers to develop apps for special needs students. The Hope for Children competition will award five developers with $5000 each if their app manages to be one of the five that is selected and integrated into the educational curriculum of Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs.
“This competition is all about introducing the students at Al Noor to a new and innovative way of learning, a perfect campaign for the Samsung Hope for Children program, which centers around creating new possibilities for children.” said Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics. “Last year we provided Al Noor with a range of our products and this year we wanted to create these apps for the students as an extension of our commitment to continuously enhance the way these students learn. We want to encourage every software developer in the UAE to register and help give back to the local community,” he added.
"The professional team at Al Noor worked closely with the Samsung team, to give their professional input to create the brief that will be given to all the participants of the Hope for Children competition. Thus the applications created will serve a relevant functional purpose, as identified by the professionals at Al Noor, for children with Special Needs,” said Isphana Al Khatib, Director of Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs.