Smart Class for rural India, has been a dream come true for village kids. One such initiative that was formulated by Samsung India has proven successful for students.
Samsung Smart Classes, a scheme introduced in collaboration with Jawahar Navodaya Vidylaya by Human Resource Development Ministry promotes digital literacy among youngsters and underprivileged children in rural areas.
On Samsung's part, its success lies in being able to deliver technological solutions and gaining expertise in it.
Samsung Smart Class offers facilities such as interactive smartboard, laptops/tablet, power back up and Wi-Fi connectivity. Regular lessons in maths, science and social science are conducted. Teachers are given training to make optimum use of the class and deliver the best to students.
According to the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Chandigarh, students are performing better in the school after the introduction of Samsung Smart Class. " The number of toppers is on the rise and more students are participating in extra-curricular activities and are confident. Teachers are happy with the rising educational standards."
Samsung set up smart classes in 373 schools in 2013. It covers over 200000 students in the country and make the digitally empowered. Around 7400 teachers are trained to use the digitally interactive technology.
Recently, Sadanand Ugale, a boy from Maharashtra who was a recipient of this learning method in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Auragabad was offered a study trip to Australia, This was highlighted in Samsung's success story ads on television and other mediums.
The classroom is further updated through regular feedback from teachers and students. Digitally interactive platform also breaks the shyness and hesitance of students to ask doubts, increasing classroom discussions.