Samsung starts ‘smart class’ in Birethanti, Nepal

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If you have been to Annapurna Base Camp, you might have passed through a place named Birethanti. Situated at in Kaski, the place serves as the starting point of the trekking route that leads to ABC.

Even though Kaski is doing really well in terms of development, it still falls behind in the educational sector. Students have to walk miles just to get to their schools. So, keeping this in mind, Samsung has opened its own ‘smart class’ in Birethanti. The smart class is the first of its kind in Nepal.

For those of you who are unaware of this project, the Samsung smart class is the Korean company’s very own initiative that works to decrease gaps that exist between rural and urban places by acting as a bridge. While doing so, it treats and serves all students of all backgrounds equally.

The school, Shree Birethanti Secondary School, teaches around 230 students.

Source: Samsung newsroom

Talking about the initiative, Yubeom Won, Vice President of Samsung Electronics, said, “We want to support Nepali people because it’s a developing country. That’s why we have planned a Samsung Smart Class in Nepal. We plan to take the digital experience to more areas and more people in the future.”

Yubeom Won, Vice President of Samsung Electronics.

“Digital is a very high technique and art is a very old technique. The harmony between high technique and old technique is good for our students,” said Ku Hyun-Kim, Shree Birethanti’s painting teacher. He also added that this initiation by Samsung has created huge interests in students.

Using interactive methods such as videos and presentations through technologies like tablets, interactive smartboard, and other devices, the children are taught in a modern environment, making it easier for them to understand.

According to Samsung, the company has helped in setting up around 2,500 smart classes all over the world, helping over a whopping 700,000 students.

“We are very happy that Samsung Smart Class has come to our school. We are lucky,” said Ranjana Magar, a student.