‘Samsung Smart School’ Inaugurated in Varanasi; Students, Teachers Will Experience Enhanced Digital Learning
Samsung, India’s most admired brand, today launched Samsung Smart School, its flagship global citizenship initiative, at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school in Varanasi, offering children digital learning possibilities and assisting them in improving their learning abilities. Samsung is also providing training to the school’s teachers in order to improve their interactive teaching methods.
Under Samsung’s goal of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People,’ the Samsung Smart School program strives to develop tomorrow’s leaders by providing less-privileged kids in India with access to the benefits of digital education and its own revolutionary inventions.
Samsung has put up two smart classrooms in JNV Varanasi as part of the program, where students will be exposed to the newest digital learning infrastructure.
“We are delighted to see the efforts put in by Samsung to enable digital education for students in remote areas of Varanasi. Samsung Smart School and the strong teacher training component of this program are already helping us improve learning processes for students and will go a long way in bridging the digital divide,”Mr. PK Singh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi.
An 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board replaces the traditional chalkboard in the classroom, making learning more dynamic and fun for kids. Students can engage in lectures, quizzes, classwork, and project work using the second Samsung Flip (55-inch), as well as the 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs in each classroom for self-study. A printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station, and a power backup are all available in the classrooms.
“Our global citizenship initiative Samsung Smart School is closely tied with India’s development agenda and we are implementing it in close partnership with the government to ensure less-privileged students across the country get access to the benefits of digital education. Samsung Smart School at JNV Varanasi will provide digital learning opportunities to students and enhance the ability of teachers to use digital infrastructure to teach. Samsung Smart School program strengthens our commitment to our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia,”Mr. Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.
The new Samsung Smart School was inaugurated with the students of JNV Varanasi by Mr. Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate, Varanasi, who is also a former JNV student, Mr. S.K. Maheshwari, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Regional Office, Varanasi, Mr. Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, Mr. Partha Ghosh,
Samsung Smart School’s purpose is to improve students’ learning capacities as well as their knowledge of essential ideas in the classrooms by using interactive digital teaching methods that teachers have been educated in.
In its inaugural year, the Samsung Smart School initiative is being tested at ten JNV schools. Samsung Smart Schools have been established in JNV schools in Gwalior, Raipur, Udaipur, Kangra, Sambhalpur, Faridabad, Dehradun, Patna, and Dhanbad, in addition to JNV Varanasi. Many of these schools are found in rural areas surrounding major cities. Over 5,000 kids will be involved in the pilot, with 40% of them being girls, and 260 teachers will be trained. Around 500 of these students attend JNV Varanasi.
Apart from infrastructure support, Samsung Smart School will enable digital learning for students in these schools through a variety of touchpoints, including teacher training, providing meaningful and relevant educational content for all classes from Grade 6 to 12 as per the CBSE curriculum, and enabling teachers to use these classrooms more effectively and enhance student learning through an interactive and immersive learning process.
Samsung’s global citizenship vision of “Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People” aims to empower the next generation to reach their full potential and lead good social change. Through its citizenship activities, Samsung believes in harnessing innovation to positively impact communities and improve people’s lives.
Samsung Electronics has three global citizenship initiatives – Samsung Smart School, Samsung Innovation Campus, and Solve for Tomorrow that empowers tomorrow’s leaders and provides them with the tools they’ll need to make a difference.
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