Following the success of the initial “Seeds for the Future” CSR program launched in Sri Lanka in 2016, Huawei has once again teamed up with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure to launch ‘Seeds for the Future’ once more in Sri Lanka.
What is the Seeds for the future program?
A flagship initiative launched in 2008 by Huawei, the aim of Seeds for the Future is to support local ICT talents by awarding them with full sponsorships from Huawei.
Here, 10 Sri Lankan students from universities will receive the opportunity to visit China on an ICT and Chinese culture influenced study trip. They would be among 1000 students (10 from each country) who receive the chance to study at Huawei’s headquarters.
When is it happening?
The second Seeds for the Future study trip is scheduled to take place from the 4th-18th of November 2017. During this time, students will be able to experience China’s culture and engage in Chinese calligraphy and painting at the Beijing Language and Culture University during the first week in Beijing. The students will also have opportunities to study the latest technologies such as 5G, cloud computing and have hands-on practice at Huawei Headquarters’ most advanced labs located in Shenzhen, China.
What is the goal of the Seeds for the Future program?
Well, Huawei’s aim with this program is to provide educational support to those studying in the fields of ICT. This would lead these individuals to be empowered and thus, give back to the economy. Over the recent year, Huawei has played a key role in creating a pathway towards empowering ICT in Sri Lanka. As an example, they set up Huawei’s Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre.
Hon. Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure noted that “the Seeds for the Future initiative is another contribution to ICT industry in Sri Lanka.
Last year’s study trip enhanced students’ abilities to adapt to the ICT industry as they learned more about state-of-the-art technologies and skills, as well as the innovation needs of Sri Lankan market. We appreciate Huawei’s contribution to this great program which benefits local communities, universities, students, and Sri Lankan ICT industry.”
His Excellency Yi Xianliang, the Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka added his own thoughts.
He explained that Sri Lanka and China have a long history of friendship and that he appreciates that Huawei as a global Chinese multinational has come forward to help Sri Lanka’s future development by way of technological transformation.
Shunli Wang, CEO of Huawei Sri Lanka, stated that “ICT has become crucial growth engine for many different industries.
As a global 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. This year, we sponsor another 10 university students to develop local ICT talent and enhance knowledge transfer.”
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