The Seeds for the Future program was initiated in 2008 by Huawei and it’s aimed at selecting top university students and young government officials working in ICT-related departments; offer them valuable opportunities to study and gain work experience at Huawei’s headquarters in China; and help them learn more about Chinese culture and gain cross-cultural work experience in a global business environment.
Last Tuesday evening at Makerere University IT faculty, the 2017 program was opened by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, which will see 10 students from different Universities leave for China for two weeks.
Just like last year, approximately 10 ICT talents will be taken to Beijing and Shenzhen and will be exposed to ICT industry trends and the newest technology.
The students will also enhance their abilities to adapt to the ICT industry as they learn more about state-of-the-art technologies and skills, as well as the innovation needs of the local market.
By acquiring skills, students will be able to gain confidence, which helps them to excel in their careers and in multi-cultural business environments.
“Our focus this year is to have the top 10 students out of the 35 students recommended by government universities of Uganda through competition. The judges will look through their proposals on “How to accelerate the development of Uganda through ICT” and select the best 10 for the program who shall travel to China on 2nd June for two weeks.” says Stanley Chyn Huawei’s Managing Director at the program launch ceremony.
This program has been scaled according to local conditions and replicated in multiple countries and regions. So far, Huawei has cooperated with over 150 universities, benefiting more than 10,000 students in 54 countries.