Monday 26 August, 2019

Central American students benefit from Samsung Smart Skills clubs

536 students across six Central American countries will benefit from 23 new educational centres teaching Robotics, English, Discovery and Communications through the Samsung Smart Skills Programme.

In a release, Samsung said the Samsung Smart Skills programme is an initiative that combines social responsibility goals and Samsung’s technological resources for education, with innovation and educational experience of Glasswing International.

With 30 volunteer teachers, the Robotics, English, Discovery and Communications clubs nurture students in the qualities, abilities and competences of the 21st century, through knowledge and empowerment of technology.

We have been able to apply the programme in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, favouring kids and youth, teachers and volunteers. Through these clubs, students had the opportunity of representing their schools in competitions and exchanges, where they put their learning to practice. We are very proud of what we’ve achieved thus far, and we are working to continue expanding the program in order to offer the opportunity to more kids”, assures Nicole Orillac, Manager of Corporate Citizenship of Samsung Electronics Latin America.

Samsung Skills comprises clubs that incorporate technology, especially with the use of Samsung Galaxy Tabs and a variety of educational apps.

They provide students with the opportunity of discovering and developing their skills, strengthening competences that prepare them to confront complex problems in today’s professional world that require promoting initiative, leadership and sociocultural conscience.

In Guatemala, for example, Samsung took its Robotics Club to four educational centers: Centro Escolar República de Francia, Centro Escolar José́ Miguel Vasconcelos, Escuela Nohemí Morales de Arjona and Escuela Enrique Castillo Monge.

Nineteen teachers and 115 students participated in 20 formative sessions to create an educational robotic project in the classroom. Students, between the ages of 10 and 13, learned how to create a robot, assemble and program it.

In the process, they were preparing to participate in competitions. The teachers said they were satisfied with the results of the programme.

Samsung Smart Skills contributes to the development of new skills and concepts that strengthen systematic, logical, structured and formal thinking of the student.

At the same time, it develops the student’s capability of solving concrete problems, giving an efficient response to the demands of the present-day world.

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