Samsung India today announced the launch of Samsung Smart Class at 6 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools across Jharkhand, bringing the total number of schools in the state with Samsung Smart Class to 15.
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 schools 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 corporate social responsibility (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.
The Samsung Smart Class are set up at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools, a system of alternate schools under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, targeting talented children in rural India.
Rajiv Mishra, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said, “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 JNV schools 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, Dr. SK Sinha, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya 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 the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya 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.”