16:47 | 16.02.22 | News | 20247

UWC Dilijan Founders Visit Samsung Innovation Campus in Armenia

Founders of UWC Dilijan College Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend toured the new Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) lab at UWC Dilijan.

The facility is equipped with the state-of-the-art Samsung-developed and designed technology, including 21 computer stations, smart boards and other devices essential for the delivery of the Samsung Innovation Campus programme in Armenia.

The goal of the Samsung Innovation Campus is to contribute to the development of Armenia by equipping young people, through education, with skills that will not only improve their digital literacy, learning abilities, creativity and imagination, but also enable conditions for their future interest in pursuing Mobile Programming and spreading innovative IT technology in the country.

The initiative will focus on 14-16 year-old Armenian children. The programme is built around the delivery, over the next three years, of a combination of online sessions and in-person training for 100 children annually.

Samsung Innovation Campus will be implemented with the support of UWC Dilijan’s partner organisation – Dilijan Community Center (DCC), that would help with outreach to the local schools.

"We are delighted that the Samsung Innovation Campus programme implemented by UWC Dilijan will specifically benefit Armenian youth who will hone their IT skills to potentially contribute to the development of our country. Digital economy is vital for Armenia and we value the contribution that Samsung Electronics is making in this area," said Ruben Vardanyan, UWC Dilijan Co-Founder.

Veronika Zonabend, UWC Dilijan Co-Founder, added: "The laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology and the programme provided and funded by Samsung promises to be a significant addition to the range of activities available to children in Armenia. This is another testament to the role UWC Dilijan plays in the community and in attracting innovative initiatives to Armenia."