‘Samsung Smart School’ inaugurated at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi


Samsung has inaugurated its flagship global citizenship program Samsung Smart School at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school in Varanasi. Through this initiative, Samsung will provide digital learning opportunities to students and help improve their learning abilities. Samsung is also training teachers of the school to enhance their interactive teaching methods.

The Samsung Smart School program aims to create young leaders of tomorrow by giving less-privileged students in India access to the benefits of digital education and its own transformative innovations under Samsung’s vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’.

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.

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, 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.

At an event held with the students of JNV Varanasi, the new Samsung Smart School was inaugurated by Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate, Varanasi, who is also a former JNV student; S.K. 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 PK Singh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi.

“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,” said PK Singh, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Varanasi.

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, Sambhalpur, 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.