JNV Varanasi gets ‘Samsung Smart School’ to digitally empower students

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Updated on May 12, 2022 15:57 IST

The initiative behind the launch of smart schools in JNVs is to empower students with digital learning opportunities to students and help them improve their learning abilities.

Samsung Smart School inaugurated at JNV Varanasi

Samsung has inaugurated its flagship global citizenship program Samsung Smart School at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school in Varanasi. The initiative behind the launch of smart schools in JNVs is to empower students with digital learning opportunities to students and help them improve their learning abilities. In order to make this programme effective, Samsung is also training teachers of the school to enhance their interactive teaching methods.

Samsung Smart Schools aim to create young leaders

The initiative has been launched to empower students coming from the financially weaker section. Making the benefits of digital education available for less-privileged students in India is the target of Samsung smart schools. As part of the program, students of JNV Varanasi will experience the latest digital learning infrastructure at the two smart classrooms that Samsung has set up in the school.

85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board in classrooms

Samsung has introduced an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board replacing 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, classwork and project work 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 power backup, according to the official press note.

The inauguration ceremony of the new Samsung Smart School at JNV Varanasi was conducted by Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate, Varanasi, who is also a former JNV student, SK Maheshwari, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Regional Office, Varanasi, Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India and Mr. PK Singh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi.

Expressing delight over digital advancement in school, PK Singh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi, said, “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.”

The goal of Samsung Smart School is to improve learning abilities of students and also their understanding of critical concepts in the classrooms via interactive digital teaching methods that teachers have been trained in.

10 JNV Schools across India to get Samsung Smart School Programme

The Samsung Smart School program is being piloted at 10 JNV schools in its first year. Apart from JNV Varanasi, Samsung Smart School have been set up in JNV schools in Gwalior, Raipur, Udaipur, Kangra, Sambalpur, Faridabad, Dehradun, Patna and Dhanbad. Many of these schools are located in remote rural districts around these cities. The pilot will cover over 5,000 students, of which 40% are girls, and around 260 teachers will receive training. Of these, around 500 students are at JNV Varanasi.

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