The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda has partnered with Huawei to launch 2018 edition of the “Seeds for the Future Program” which is expected to provide top students in colleges studying ICT-related courses with a study trip to China.
The Acting Commissioner for Higher Education in the Ministry commended Huawei for the initiative on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sports, Muzanilu Mukwatampola
“On this note I thank Huawei for allowing us to be a part of this initiative that has benefited Uganda’s education sector through knowledge transfer, enhancement of teaching and scientific research capabilities, exposure to the newest technology trends and provision of high quality courses and opportunities for hands-on practice”, he said.
The maiden edition of the initiative was flagged off by H.E. Yoweri Museveni in 2016, with 10 ICT students visiting Beijing and Shenzhen in China.
An Executive at Huawei, Liu Jiawei has said “Our focus this year is to have the top 10 ten students out of the 35 forwarded by all government of universities of Uganda. In our most advantage labs, they will keep their fingers on the pulse of technologies to explore for the future where digital technology is taking us”, He added.
The Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy to Uganda, Mr. Chu Maoming noted that the program is a good example of Chinese companies carrying out win-win cooperation fulfilling the wellbeing of all Ugandans through Corporate Social Responsibility.
The 10 students will be selected from their proposals which was submitted as a requirement for the programs and leave for China on April 6th when selected. The study trip will last for two weeks.
The Seeds for the Future program was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 280 universities globally taking part.