Chinese multinational firm, Huawei has announced that over the next five years, 1000 students will join in its technical training program, Seed for the Future, which is focused on increasing the use of ICT in Africa.
The announcement was made by Charles Ding, Senior Vice President, Huawei, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015. According to him, “Governments in Africa need to develop a vision of boosting connections. They need to invest or facilitate investments into national broadband plans and train technical talents, this will create jobs, boost economic growth and secure Africa’s future.”
Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ program has equipped over 10,000 students globally with ICT Skills. In the next 5 years, the program will see more than 1,000 students from Africa.
In his announcement, Charles Ding called for collaboration to build a national broadband in Africa. He said, “Huawei has unique experience building some of the most innovative national broadband networks around the world. We believe that this experience can benefit countries in Africa. To build a better connected Africa, governments, private sectors, and all related stakeholders from the telecom ecosystem have to work together.