Samsung New Zealand President, Hyung Min Chun with Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa, Minister of Education. SUPPLIED/ 23100531
Ministry of Education is in discussions with Samsung Electronics Co., a South Korean multinational major appliance and consumer electronics corporation, to build interest and proficiency in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) within Cook Islands secondary schools.
Electronics Co. Ltd New Zealand leadership visited the country on September 27
and held talks with Minister of Education Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa.
a statement, Samsung said they are looking to expand its flagship global
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme within the Pacific region and
as a result, Samsung New Zealand president, Hyung Min Chun, met with Minister
Mokoroa, to outline and present its global programme, Solve for Tomorrow, which
will be tailored for Cook Island youths.
with Pacific nations, Samsung has the potential to help develop education
outcomes for future generations by empowering today’s youth to think beyond
conventional boundaries and explore innovative solutions. This is a special
opportunity for Samsung to make a meaningful difference by empowering creative
minds in the Pacific region,” said Chun.
Islands News contacted Minister Mokoroa for comments on the meeting and what
the country could expect from the discussions.
to the statement, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a global competition that will
challenge Cook Islands’ next generation of innovators to unleash their
creativity and use STEAM to find solutions for pressing local, or global,
programme was successfully launched in Samoa and Tonga in August. Samsung has
been working to roll out the Solve for Tomorrow project next year in Cook
Islands as well as three other Pacific nations; Fiji, Timor-Leste and Tuvalu.
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.”