VARANASI: Samsung, India’s most admired brand, today inaugurated its flagship Samsung Smart School global citizenship program at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) School in Varanasi, providing digital learning opportunities for students and helping them to improve their learning abilities. Samsung is also training teachers at the school to improve their interactive teaching methods.
The Samsung Smart School program aims to nurture the young leaders of tomorrow by giving disadvantaged Indian students access to the benefits of digital education and its own transformative innovations as part of Samsung’s vision “Together for tomorrow!” ‘Empowering people’.
As part of the program, students at JNV Varanasi will experience the latest digital learning infrastructure in the two smart classrooms that Samsung has installed in the school.
In the classrooms, an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board replaces the traditional blackboard, making it a more exciting and fun learning environment for students. Students can use the second Samsung Flip (55-inch) to participate in lectures, quizzes, class work and projects and the 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs in each classroom for self-study. In addition, the classrooms also have a printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station and a backup power supply.
During an event held with the students of JNV Varanasi, the new Samsung Smart School was inaugurated by Mr. Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate, Varanasi, who is also a former student of JNV, Mr. SK Maheshwari, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti ( NVS) Regional Office, Varanasi, Mr. Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, Mr. Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India and Mr. PK Singh, Director, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya , Varanasi.
“We are delighted to see Samsung’s efforts 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. students and will go a long way in bridging the digital divide,” said Mr. PK Singh, Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi.
“Our Samsung Smart School Global Citizenship initiative is closely tied to India’s development agenda and we are implementing it in close partnership with the government to ensure that less privileged students across the country have access to the benefits of digital education. Samsung Smart School at JNV Varanasi will provide digital learning opportunities for students and improve teachers’ ability to use digital infrastructure to teach. The Samsung Smart School program reinforces our commitment to our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia,” said Mr. Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.
The goal of Samsung Smart School is to improve students’ learning abilities as well as their understanding of critical concepts in classrooms through interactive digital teaching methods in which teachers have been trained.
The Samsung Smart School program is piloted in 10 JNV schools in its first year. Apart from JNV Varanasi, Samsung Smart School has been established in JNV schools in Gwalior, Raipur, Udaipur, Kangra, Sambhalpur, Faridabad, Dehradun, Patna and Dhanbad. Many of these schools are located in remote rural districts around these towns. The pilot will cover more than 5,000 students, 40% of them girls, and around 260 teachers will be trained. Of these, about 500 students are in JNV Varanasi.
Besides infrastructure support, Samsung Smart School will also enable digital learning for students in these schools through multiple touchpoints such as teacher training, providing meaningful and relevant educational content for all grades from 6th to Grade 12 according to the CBSE curriculum to enable teachers to use these classrooms more effectively and enhance student learning through an interactive and immersive learning process.
As part of Samsung’s global citizenship vision “Together for tomorrow!” “Enabling People”, Samsung seeks to empower the next generation to reach their full potential and be at the forefront of positive social change. Samsung believes in using innovation to positively transform communities and create better lives for people through its citizen initiatives.
Samsung Electronics operates three global citizenship programs – Samsung Smart School, Samsung Innovation Campus and Solve for Tomorrow – through which it empowers tomorrow’s leaders and gives them the tools they will need to achieve significant changes.
India CSR I May 12, 2022