Nanum means sharing in Korean, so the literal translation of Nanum Village would be ‘sharing village’. The Samsung Nanum village is one of Samsung many corporate citizenship initiatives that targets low-income, underprivileged areas.
Since many low-income, underprivileged areas have multi-faceted problems such as clean water, sanitary, education and more, they need ‘comprehensive’ solutions. The Nanum Village addresses the cause of poverty and lays the foundation for economic independence by providing a ‘comprehensive infrastructure’ needed for living, such as schools and medical facilities. Nanum Villages are cropping up all over the world.
On 22 August 2015, close to 60 Samsung Malaysia Electronics employees volunteered their time to power up Kampung Ulu Tual, an Orang Asli Village deep in the heart of Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
The solar energy, commissioned in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Hanwha Q CELLS, will allow the children to benefit from technology in education and improve the livelihoods of this indigenous community. Samsung also provided tablets that will help the students improve their education at this Community Learning Center.