samsung: Launch of the “Samsung Smart School” program in Navodaya schools across the country

Samsung introduced its new flagship global citizenship program Samsung Smart School in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools across the country. Part of Samsung’s vision of “Together for tomorrow!” Enabling People’, aims to nurture the young leaders of tomorrow by enabling disadvantaged Indian students to access the benefits of digital education.
The program is piloted in 10 NID schools in its first year. Samsung Smart School has been established in JNV schools in Varanasi, Gwalior, Raipur, Udaipur, Kangra, Sambhalpur, Faridabad, Dehradun, Patna and Dhanbad. Many of these schools are located in remote rural districts around these towns.
Each Samsung Smart School has two smart classrooms, each equipped with the latest digital infrastructure, including an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board that replaces the traditional blackboard, a 55-inch Samsung Flip that students can use to participate in lectures, quizzes, class work and project work, and 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs that students can use for self-study. In addition, the classrooms also have a printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station and a backup power supply.
Through the Samsung Smart School program, students will be able to enhance their learning abilities and understanding of critical concepts in the classroom through interactive digital teaching methods that teachers have been trained on. The pilot project in 10 JNV schools will cover more than 5,000 students, 40% of them girls, and around 260 teachers.
“Samsung helps young people around the world access better education and learning opportunities. The Samsung Smart School program reinforces our commitment to our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia. This global citizenship initiative is closely linked to the development program of India and implemented in close partnership with government to ensure wider reach and impact among less privileged students,” said Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.
Besides infrastructure support, Samsung Smart School will also enable digital learning for students in these schools through multiple touch points such as teacher training, providing meaningful and relevant educational content and equipping these schools with interactive and participatory learning solutions.
Samsung provided digital content for all grades 6-12 in accordance with the CBSE curriculum. As part of the program, regular teacher training has been incorporated to improve teachers’ skills and help them prepare a better plan to deliver textbook content in a digital and interactive learning format.