The Samsung Smart Class at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Benagoria, Maithan in Dhanbad district was inaugurated by Dr SK Sinha, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya along with Rajiv Mishra, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics. Samsung Smart Class will also be opened at JNV, D College, Rikhiya (Deoghar District), Gandey (Giridih District), Guhiyajore (Jamtara), Sijulata (Saraikela District) and Chaibasa (West Singhbhum District).
Samsung Smart Class, the company’s flagship CSR initiative in India, aims to bridge the digital gap between rural and urban India and provide equal opportunities for quality education to children from all backgrounds. Every Smart Class is equipped with Samsung products such as Samsung interactive whiteboard, laptops, a printer and a Wi-Fi connection to enable students to access digital content and be part of an interactive learning environment. Students are taught Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science in an engaging and visually appealing manner, helping them learn better and retain more information.
Rajiv Mishra, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said, “Digital India envisions a future where everything from scholarship applications to hospital appointments and governance discussions will be online. Over the last two years, the Samsung Smart Class initiative has helped over 180,000 children across India to become digitally literate, enabling them to be contributors to the future of Digital India. I am delighted that six JNVs from Jharkhand are joining the Samsung Smart Class family and look forward to strengthening Samsung’s work in bridging the digital divide.”
Speaking at the launch of Samsung Smart Class, Dr SK Sinha, Principal, JNV said, “The world is going digital and we need to start early to equip our children with skills to tap into the opportunities that the digital future will offer. We, at JNV, envisage a world where talented children – irrespective of socio-economic background – get equal avenues of quality education. We are elated that our association with Samsung has been successfully aiding us in this mission. The feedback from principals, teachers and students for the Samsung Smart Class is extremely encouraging and we are actively expanding our reach across the country.”
Since its inauguration in 2013, Samsung Smart Class have been set up in over 373 schools across the length and breadth of India, benefitting over 1.8 lakh students enabling them to experience digitally interactive ‘smart’ learning. Teachers with Samsung Smart Class in their schools have reported better attention levels, higher enthusiasm and interest in participating in classroom discussions, as lessons can be taught in a personalised and digitally interactive learning environment.