Sberbank hands over 600 remote education sets to Yaroslavl Region under Digital School Platform

Jul 30, 2020

Sberbank and the government of Yaroslavl Region have signed an agreement on introducing innovative educational technology in local schools. Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank, and Dmitry Mironov, Governor of Yaroslavl Region, inked the document.

The agreement envisages the transfer of 600 remote education sets to schools in the region for free. The special equipment will enable schoolchildren to study subjects both as part of the academic and advanced educational programs under the Digital School Program that is being developed by the bank across Russia and supported by the Ministry of Education of Russia.

The equipment enables schoolchildren to use TVs as computers and connect them to the platform. Information on the platform helps teachers to organize lessons for 5-9 graders efficiently and lets children study individually. Tasks are presented in different formats, for example, texts, videos, diagrams, and interactive materials. Any user can access the program for free.

At the business meeting, Alexander Vedyakhin and Dmitry Mironov also discussed other joint projects to develop digital technologies and signed a roadmap to implement them.

Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank,

“Yaroslavl Region is a long-term and reliable partner of Sberbank. We are already running many joint projects with the region in transportation, education, and healthcare. The roadmap signed today brings our cooperation to a new level and launches projects related to a virtual data center, tourist data analysis, monitoring of street sweeping, different cashless services, and a range of other ones. They all are aimed to introduce the most modern technology into regional management and make people’s lives more convenient.”

Dmitry Mironov, Governor of Yaroslavl Region,

“As many as 61 institutions in 13 regions and schoolchildren who need computers at home will get the sets. The government of the region is ready to organize the process. One of the top priorities of our work is to create equal opportunities for residents of the region, especially for the younger generation. This includes high-quality education and professional growth. And we are grateful to Sberbank executives for helping us do that.”

The bank and the region have cooperated across different educational projects for several years now. The region successfully organized advanced training for school teachers with the support of Sberbank’s Investment to the Future charity foundation. Dmitry Mironov also highlighted the operations of the Joint Department with Sberbank at the P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University.