The founders of UWC Dilijan College Ruben Vardanyan and Veronica Zonabend during their recent visit visited the new Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) laboratory at UWC Dilijan. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology developed and developed by Samsung, including 21 computer stations, smart boards and other devices required to implement the Samsung Innovation Campus program in Armenia.
The goal of Samsung Innovation Campus is to contribute to the development of Armenia by giving young people through education skills that will not only improve their digital literacy, learning ability, creativity and imagination, but also create conditions for their future interests in engaging in mobile programming and the spread of innovative IT technologies in the country.
The initiative will be aimed at Armenian children aged 14-16. The program is built on conducting over the next three years a combination of online classes and personal learning for 100 children annually.
Samsung Innovation Campus will be implemented with the support of the partner organization UWC Dilijan – Dilijan Community Center (DCC), which will help reach local schools.
“We are pleased that the Samsung Innovation Campus program implemented by UWC Dilijan will benefit Armenian youth who will hone their IT skills to potentially contribute to the development of our country. The digital economy is vital for Armenia, and we appreciate the contribution that Samsung Electronics is making in this area, ”said Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of UWC Dilijan.
Veronica Zonabend, co-founder of UWC Dilijan, added: “The lab is equipped with advanced technology, and the program, provided and funded by Samsung, promises to be a significant addition to the range of activities available to children in Armenia. This is another evidence of the role that UWC Dilijan plays in society and in attracting innovation initiatives to Armenia. ”
Welcoming the founders at the Samsung Innovation Campus Lab, Vardan Avagyan, project manager, said: “We look forward to the opening of the laboratory for Armenian youth next month and will do our best to make the program a success.”
UWC Dilijan is the first international boarding school in the region for the UWC educational model. The college was opened in 2014 in the Armenian city of Dilijan, and currently enrolls 220 students from more than 80 countries and 36 faculty members from 15 countries.
Samsung Electronics manages a variety of technology-based educational programs to nurture young talent capable of becoming a leader in society in the future. One such program is the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC), which helps young people around the world learn about key technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as prepare them and provide opportunities for them. in his career. SIC currently operates in 23 countries around the world, and approximately 160,000 students have completed the SIC program as of 2020.