Huawei has announced a “Seeds for the Future” program in Uganda with the aim of developing young local ICT talent in the country.
The “Seeds for the Future” program will see ten Ugandan students go to Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen, China, to learn about the latest ICT technologies and Huawei will also donate 40 desktop computers to the students in the Karamoja district of Uganda.
According to Mr. Li Dafeng, Huawei Senior Vice President said, “Huawei is honored to play such an important role in helping Uganda build and enhance its ICT infrastructure. We are excited to share our best practices and success stories from our global network in providing leading innovative technologies and solutions for our existing customers and partners.”
Huawei says its mission is to improve ICT development and bridging the digital divide in Uganda and this move is aprt of its mission in its continued investments in cultivating more local ICT talent to contribute to the long-term development and construction of the ICT industry in Uganda. Huawei began its operations in Uganda in 2001 and currently employs over 100 employees.
Recently, Huawei appointed Stanley Chyn as Uganda’s new Managing Director to replace Radoslaw Kedzia. His appointment is expected to help grow Huawei int eh country due to his nearly ten years in field of senior management.