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One of the largest information technology companies on the planet joins forces with DeforestACTION to connect school students with the realities of deforestation in Borneo

Samsung Electronics, one of the largest IT companies in the world, is putting its might behind the DeforestACTION project to ensure local people can connect with millions of kids around the world.  The front line of the DeforestACTION project is creating awareness and respect for the forests and their inhabitants by providing global collaborative education opportunities. Samsung have stepped up to accelerate this in a big way.

The first phase in this partnership will see Samsung providing a swag of the latest Series 9 laptops and NPCs to all the eco warriors,  plus offering their latest Samsung Omnia phones to  keep them connected online.  They are providing equipment to ensure the entire team in the field can share regularly with the onlookers across the globe and report on everything that is happening as it occurs.

Also for the local people, the latest Samsung cameras will allow them to record their stories, and share them online with students around the world.  Access to laptops, cameras and the internet will help them connect with students in classrooms across the planet, providing real time and asynchronous reports on their experiences, knowledge and stories.  The devices will allow local people to connect with the world in a way that has previously been inaccessible to them.

Add to all this the partnership with Polycom, who are providing the very latest video conferencing technologies to allow school students to connect face to face with the field, and you have a whole new level of exciting learning opportunities you could never get from a text book.

Polycom to provide new conferencing tools to link people to the field

Creating real transparency around the issues of deforestation, creating exciting, authentic and connected learning experiences for young people in schools around the world, and giving local people the most powerful voice they have ever had, is a significant contribution from our two newest partners. 

And this is all just the tip of the iceberg. Expect another exciting announcement around this shortly!!

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