10 Ugandan youth talented in ICT to take part in the Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ training in China
Ten (10) Ugandan youth with talent in ICT are to take part in the Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ training in China from 16th to 30th April, 2016, at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen China.
The 10 talents, selected by the Government of Uganda, were officially unveiled at the opening ceremony of the Huawei Technology Festival at the Kampala Serena Hotel. This training program is an actualization of a donation to His Excellency the President of Uganda, from Huawei, to train 10 Ugandan youth talents in future technologies. The youth are expected to be trained in areas of telecom strategy, ICT industry trends and latest technology and equipment.
The program that started globally in 2008 was launched to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where Huawei operates. This program was announced during H.E President Yoweri Museveni’s official State visit to China, in 2015.
“Information and Communications Technologies have become crucial growth engines for many different industries. As an ICT leader, Huawei is committed to promoting ICT industry development in the countries it operates and aims to drive long term-economic, social, and environmental sustainability”, said Mr. Stanley Chyn, The Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Uganda at the launch ceremony. He added that every year Huawei invites 1000 talents, from across the world, to study at the Huawei headquarters guiding them on how they can harness new opportunities to unleash their potential and contribute to global progress.
“The Government of Uganda is grateful to Huawei for being a responsible corporate citizen to Uganda, through this and many other generous gestures” said the, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Hon. John Nasasira who was the guest of honor at the occasion. The Minister, further, urged the selected youth to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from the leading ICT company in the world and return to use that knowledge positively in the socio-economic transformation of Uganda. “We definitely believe that its (Huawei) ICT expertise and experience shared with our ICT professionals shall help to fuel the development of the local ICT industry”, concluded the Minister.