Huawei, world’s leading ICT solutions provider, has launched its global flagship CSR program ‘Seeds for the future’ in Bangladesh.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd inaugurated the campaign at a city hotel with Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar as the chief guest.
‘Seeds for the Future’ is designed to cultivate more ICT talents in Bangladesh and provide an opportunity for the students to learn ICT Technologies.
In upcoming two months, Huawei will select promising ten students from five noted universities of Bangladesh. Those selected students will get intensive experience in technology and training in the headquarters of Huawei.
At the event, the minister said, “Bangladesh is moving fast towards the ‘Vision 2021’. Our youths have significant contribution to the development of the ICT sector. So, we are very much responsible to take care of our youth by nurturing their talent.”
For last few years, Huawei has been doing that noble job by igniting the digital innovation thirst in youth’s mind.
“Thanks to Huawei,” he said adding, “Huawei is the global leader in ICT solution services. This company spends more than 10 percent of its revenue in research and development where 80,000 employees are currently working. It is good that our talents can take part with that team and gather knowledge so that they can invent better things in the future. We consider Huawei as one of the biggest development partners of the Bangladesh government,” said the minister.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd said, “Bangladesh has a large portion of youths who are full of energy and dreams.”
“Huawei believes that youth is the main engine of development as well as digital advancement. This ICT talent hunt education program, Seeds for the Future, will help them to bring new ideas to make this society fully connected and intelligent,” he said.
“With this project, we want to plant that visionary seed in their mind so that in coming years they can come up with new ideas to make this society a better living place.”
In Bangladesh this program is being organized every year starting from 2014. This year, Huawei will select students from Dhaka University (DU), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) and Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET).
For the selection round, Huawei’s expert team with relevant university judges’ panel will go to these five universities step by step and select two best students from each university.
Starting in 2008 globally, Seeds for the Future has been implemented in 108 countries and international organization worldwide, benefiting over 30,000 students from 350 universities; among them, more than 3,600 university students have taken a study trip to the Huawei headquarters.