The program is being piloted in 10 NID schools in its first year. Samsung Smart School has been implemented in JNV schools in Varanasi, Gwalior, etc.
Samsung introduced its new flagship Samsung Smart School global citizenship program to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools across the country.
The CSR program is part of Samsung’s vision “Together for tomorrow!” Enabling People’, 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.
The program is being 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.
“We are very happy to have Samsung as a partner in CSR for digital education. Smart classrooms, as part of the Samsung Smart School program, help improve student participation and engagement. I am convinced that a program like this will have a positive impact on society and become a reference in digital education for the future,” said Vinayak Garg, Commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
“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 the 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 has provided digital content for all grades 6-12 classrooms in accordance with the CBSE curriculum to enable teachers to use these classrooms more effectively and enhance student learning through a process of interactive and immersive learning.
As part of the program, regular teacher training has been implemented to improve teachers’ skills and help them prepare a better plan to deliver textbook content in a digital and interactive learning format. These teachers, who are the standard bearers of the Samsung Smart School program, make teaching fun, engaging and participatory for students.
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. Empowering young people through education is one of the best ways to prepare our youth to boldly face the world of tomorrow.