Huawei Technologies Ghana has begun accepting applications for its global flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme “Seeds for the Future 2020”
The programme is scheduled to start from October 26 to October 30, 2020.
It is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, Ministry of Education, UNESCO, the National Tertiary Education Council, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Ghana Communication Technology University.
This year, in order to engage all universities offering STEM (i.e Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related courses in Ghana, Huawei is offering slots for up to 50 outstanding students.
Speaking on Computer Link programme on Radio Univers, the Public Relations Officer of Huawei Ghana, David Appiah, explained that since its inception in Ghana in 2015, 60 university graduates have benefited from the “Ghana Sky Seed for the Future Initiative” which is aimed at developing local ICT talents, enhancing knowledge transfer, fostering a greater understanding of the telecommunications industry, and improving regional building and involvement in the digital world.
He further emphasized that as part of efforts to promote Girls in ICT, Huawei is encouraging more female students to apply, adding that “this year’s programme will focus more on advanced courses like Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Digital Trade, Digital Economy; Leadership Courses like Cross-Cultural Management, Strategic Management and Leadership Skills as well as other open ecosystem courses.”
The programme will be held online where participants will hold virtual tech talks with professionals in the Tech sector. They will also take part in a virtual tour of Huawei Headquarters in China to familiarize themselves with the company’s latest technologies.
As part of their efforts to assist participants in learning, Huawei would provide free data to them as well as other incentives and freebies ranging from Huawei devices, Shopping Vouchers and free Huawei ICT Academy Enrollment.
University students reading courses in Information Technology, Computer Scas well as Computer Engineering are all eligible to apply. All who wish to apply are supposed to contact the various Huawei reps in their institutions or to send a mail expressing their interest to email@example.com.