Fifteen ICT Students Benefit From Huawei Seeds For The Future

Ministry of Communications in collaboration with Huawei a Telecommunications Company has selected fifteen students from some tertiary institutions in Ghana to join other students from 95 countries in the world for this year’s “Huawei Seeds for the Future” in China for a 10-day educational programme. The Launch of the programme took place in Accra on May 19, 2017 with the Minister of Communications, Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Deputy Minister of Communications Hon. George Andah, The Political Counselor of Chinese Embassy to Ghana, Mr. Jiang Zhouteng and Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr. Edward Boateng all present.

The Huawei Seeds for the Future was initiated in 2008 to develop local Information and Communication Technology talent as part of Huawei’s Global Corporate Social Responsibility. The programme seeks to promote a greater understanding of an interest in the telecommunications sector and improve as well as encourage regional building and participation in the digital community.

The Minister of Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful commended Huawei for its contribution in the Country’s ICT sector, recalling its role in the building of the country’s data centre, the e-government project and the Security Communication Network among others. She thanked the government and people of China and expressed the confidence that the programme would further bind the relationship between the two countries. She further charged the beneficiaries to be good Ambassadors of Ghana and build international alliance with like-minded counterparts. She added that the students should make the best out of the investment since they would be leading lights in ICT for the country in the near future.

The Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Ghana, Mr. Richard Lui Kang explained that the programme sought to offer opportunities for young professionals from ICT-related department to study and gain work experience in a global business environment.