Samsung SDS helps the youth realize their potential and be more creative, supports them to become a responsible person in society. A variety of social activities help them to contribute to local community.
Samsung SDS creates a sustainable future with Samsung's CSR vision, which reflects Samsung's management philosophy of "Enabling" and the core value of "People & Co-Prosperity."
Together with a variety of interested parties, including social communities, nonprofit organizations, government, and individuals, we make our society sustainable. To help future generations "enable" their potential, we focus especially on the matters related to "education of juveniles."
Samsung SDS provides a wide range of IT programs to educate the youth for realizing their potential under the theme of contributing to the society.
Youth SW Education, Junior SW Academy
With the help of SW experts, we train SW teachers for elementary, middle and high schools and provide tailored SW education including AI and Data anlysis. Also, by holding the annual SW creation comptetion to discover teenagers who have talents in SW, we are offering support and help to teenagers who need to be prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution era. We aim to bring out their potential aptitude in IT.
Providing SW education and job related service for youth seeking employment, Youth SW Academy
Through two steps - SW aptitude test and interview -, we select applicants unemployed college graduates aged under 30 and provide SW education and job related serivce with Samsung's own SW training and knowhow. After about 1 year of SW training, with various job seeking activities such as employment consulting, job fairs, we provide help to address youth employment issues.
Education mentoring for middle school students, Dream Class
We offers equal education opportunity and future mentoring services for middle school students in order to disconnect them from the vicious circle created by income inequality that leads to an educational inequality. For the students to learn around the clock, we are providing online education focusing on three areas (job seeking, future capability, basic learning) and mentoring by college students, experts and SDS employees.
Offering IT tools for digitally alienetated areas, Smart School
To address the digitial educational gap and enhance the youth's future potential, we support building a smart class rooms at educational institutions and provides various IT tools including tablet PCs, electronic boards, Note PC, wireless internet and dedicated SW. Also, along with digital educational trends, we provide training for teachers and educational content to make use of the smart school more efficient.
Helping teenagers who have aged end of protection of childcare institutions , Hope Stepping Stone
For those who are aged from 18 to 25 and have had to leave the child care facility we proivde a residence and offer basic education for social settlement in order to support the teenagers becoming self sufficent.
Offering cyber-violence preventive education, Blue Elephant
To cope with cyber-violence, which is emerging as a serious social problem, Blue Elephant provides preventative education, psychological consultations for the victims, campaigns, international forums, and academic research in order to spread appropriate cyber culture. Blue Elephant supports to children to enhance their pro-social capabilities.
The NANUM Kiosk is a way for Samsung SDS employees’ to make donations to help underprivileged children. Each time an employee tags their employee ID to a Kiosk, 1,000 won is automatically transferred from their salary to a donation fund. When the donation fund reaches a targeted amount, it is transferred through an NGO to children from a broken family, and children who are being raised by a single parent or grandparent(s). The donation can be used for their education, medical treatment and living expenses.
Establishment of IT training environment
To support the IT education of alienated juveniles, Samsung SDS establishes environments for IT training by providing various social infrastructure facilities with laptops, ICT equipment, VR experience centers, and media centers. At the IT training facilities, there are approximately 20 training programs available, including 'VR school,' 'Genius coding,' and 'Be a creator.'
Three IT educational centers (from 2019 to date)
Meals for poorly-fed juveniles
Samsung SDS provides poorly fed juveniles in Songpa-gu with easy-to-cook food to help them maintain a balanced diet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provision of nutritious meals prevent malnutrition of juveniles and help them enjoy healthier lives.
Love Your Neighbors campaign
The Love Your Neighbors campaign involves the provision of seasonal food gift boxes to elderly citizens living in compact buildings in Donui-dong, as well as Christmas gifts with hopeful messages to juvenile inmates, making the seasonal holidays and the Christmas season a heartwarming time of the year for local communities.
Hands-on voluntary activities (for domestic/foreign disadvantaged children)
Through the hands-on voluntary activities, Samsung SDS has planned and operated activities involving craftsmanship service kits to support the domestic and foreign alienated classes. Through online voluntary activities, such as creation of tile mural paintings and braille educational wallboards for the visually impaired, many Samsung SDS employees participate in the daily services, sharing their talents with neighbors.
Voluntary service festivals
Through the voluntary service festivals in the first and second half of each year, Samsung SDS employees share their talents and IT capabilities with the local community.
Voluntary services include mentoring, provision of helping hands, street cleaning, and other hands-on voluntary activities, through which the individuals and teams in the organization share their love with neighbors in need.
Grand festival for sharing true love in April Global grand festival of voluntary services in October
Sisterhood relationships and supports
Samsung SDS has been establishing and maintaining sisterhood relationships with farming and fishing communities. Samsung SDS has contributed to the promotion of the local economy by providing good agricultural produce to employees through online farmer’s market during the holiday seasons and by providing helping hands during the farming seasons.
Operation of online markets during the holiday seasons helped the promotion of the local economy in the sisterhood farming and fishing communities whose produce sales became difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sisterhood community marketplace for holiday seasons Performance festivals
Voluntary service with the family at the sisterhood communities