Huawei Sri Lanka launches ‘Seeds for the Future 2021’

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 9 2021
FT Huawei Sri Lanka launches ‘Seeds for the Future 2021’

18-Talented University Students from ICT careers join the programme this year Huawei Sri Lanka launched its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme Huawei Seeds for the Future for the sixth year in 2021 with an opening ceremony held on 6 December 2021 under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka. Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong, Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Liang Yi took part in the event online with students and officials from Huawei Sri Lanka.

Huawei Seeds for the Future helps develop local ICT talents, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding and interest in the telecommunications sector, and encourage regional building and participation in the digital community.

This time, 18 Sri Lankan students representing six Universities will receive virtual training, ICT courses, collective and Chinese culture courses to inspire the next generation of leaders through technology. The programme also gives access to knowledge on the ICT industry for tertiary students and delivers them insight on ICT industries and Huawei’s latest technologies. 

“The future generation and students are the greatest assets that we have in our country. Investing in people is the centre of our government strategy and policy under the Patronage of our President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

And as the Government of Sri Lanka it is our top priority and we are committed to accelerating more and better investments in human capital development of the country’ – health, education, and social protection. The programs such as ‘Huawei Seeds for the Future’ will enable the technology transformation of future generations of Sri Lanka”, Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena said addressing the event. 

Meanwhile speaking at the event Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong said he believes, “ICT technology talents are fundamental and crucial for taking the advantage of the benefits of digital transformation.” Quoting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the 28th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting that “We need to further develop the digital infrastructure, speed up digital transformation, strive to bridge the digital divide, and promote development of the digital economy in an all-round way.”

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 9 2021

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