Samsung’s Innovative Solve For Tomorrow Challenge to Launch in Samoa

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“Samsung New Zealand President, Hyung Min Chun, met Mr. Aeau Chris Hazelman Director of Education in MESC.”

Working to unleash the best future for Samoa – Samsung Solve for Tomorrow.

Apia, Samoa – February 24, 2023 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. New Zealand leadership visited Samoa on 21st – 22nd February, to discuss a collaboration with the Samoan Ministry of Education with the aim of promoting technology design thinking and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics) subjects in Samoan secondary schools.

Samsung New Zealand President, Hyung Min Chun, met Ms. Peseta Noumea Simi, CEO of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as Mr. Aeau Chris Hazelman, Director of Education in MESC, to outline and present Samsung’s global programme, Solve for Tomorrow, which will be tailored for Samoan youths.

“Samsung New Zealand President, Hyung Min Chun, met Ms. Peseta Noumea Simi, CEO of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”

“This is a golden opportunity for Samsung and Pacific nations to collaborate on improving the quality of education outcomes for future generations through innovative solutions and fresh thinking from the youth of today.” said Mr. Chun.

“Samsung New Zealand President, Hyung Min Chun, met Mr. Aeau Chris Hazelman Director of Education in MESC.”

Samsung aims to roll out Solve for Tomorrow a global competition that will challenge Samoa’s next generation of innovators to unleash their creativity and empower students to use STEAM to find solutions for pressing local, or global, community challenges. This is part of Samsung’s global CSR activity which has been launched in over 33 countries since its inception in 2021. Samsung is looking to launch Solve for

Tomorrow this year in Samoa as well as three other Pacific nations; Fiji, Tonga and Timor-Leste.

Samsung are proudly supporting Korea’s bid to host the World Expo 2030 as a private sector member. This event will play a pivotal role in bringing today’s leading technologies and innovations closer to more and more people.

About Solve for Tomorrow

Solve for Tomorrow competition is designed to build interest and proficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Samsung Electronics New Zealand launched Solve for Tomorrow in New Zealand in 2021; students were tasked to identify and create a solution for an issue important to them and their community, which were then judged on creativity and originality, relevance to the community, feasibility of the solution, presentation, and application of STEM.

Originally Launched in the US in 2010, the competition has been hugely influential internationally, with more than two million students and teachers participating across 33 countries. Read more about the competition here.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com