Over 5,000 students and around 260 teachers will benefit through this program
Along with hardware infrastructure support, Samsung will also offer digital content for Grade 6-12
as per CBSE curriculum
May, 2022 – Samsung, India’s most admired brand, has introduced its new flagship global
citizenship program Samsung Smart School at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools across the
country. The CSR program, part of the Samsung vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’,
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.
The program is being piloted at 10 JNV schools in its first year. Samsung Smart School have been set up
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 cities.
Every Samsung Smart School has two smart classrooms each of which is 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, classwork
and project work, and 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students to use for self-study. In addition, the
classrooms also have a printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station and power backup.
Through the Samsung Smart School program, students will be able to improve their learning abilities and
understanding of critical concepts in the classrooms through interactive digital teaching methods that
teachers have been trained on. The pilot at 10 JNV schools will cover over 5,000 students, of which 40%
are girls, and around 260 teachers.
“We are very happy to have Samsung as our partner under CSR for digital education. The smart
classrooms, as part of the Samsung Smart School program, are helping improve student participation and
engagement. I am confident that a program like this will bring a positive impact in the society and become
a benchmark for digital education for the future,” said Mr. Vinayak Garg, Commissioner, Navodaya
“Samsung helps young people around the world gain access to better educational and learning
opportunities. Samsung Smart School program strengthens our commitment to our vision of
#PoweringDigitalIndia. This global citizenship initiative is closely tied with India’s development agenda
and implemented in close partnership with the government to ensure wider reach and impact among less-
privileged students,” said Mr. Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.
Apart from the 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 solutions for interactive and participative learning.
Samsung has provided digital content for all classes from Grade 6-12 as per CBSE curriculum to enable
teachers to use these classrooms more effectively and enhance student learning through an interactive
and immersive learning process.
As part of the program, regular teacher training has been built in to enhance the skillsets of teachers and
to help them prepare a better plan for delivering textbook content in a digital, interactive learning format.
These teachers, who are the flag bearers of the Samsung Smart School program, are making teaching
fun, engaging and participative for students.
Under Samsung’s global citizenship vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People,’ Samsung seeks
to empower the next generation to achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social changes.
Samsung believes in using innovation to positively transform communities and create a better life for
people through its citizenship initiatives. Empowering youth through education is one of the best ways we
can prepare our young people to boldly face the world of the future.
Samsung Electronics runs three citizenship programs globally – Samsung Smart School, Samsung
Innovation Campus and Solve for Tomorrow – through which it is empowering the leaders of tomorrow
and equipping them with the tools they will need to realize meaningful change.