Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme commences
The eighth ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme began in Sri Lanka on September 13, with four outstanding students from the Universities of Jaffna, Kelaniya and Colombo participating.
The ceremony was held at the Huawei Sri Lanka local office in Colombo 1, with the participation of Minister of Higher Education Dr. Suren Raghavan as the Chief guest.
State Minister of Higher Education Dr. Suren Raghavan said; “Seeing the young talents who come from areas where the 30 year civil war was aggravated and now these opportunities are open for them and they getting selected to such prominent programmes is something that I am personally happy about.”
“Huawei’s involvement in upskilling local talent has been remarkable since 2016 and it is now time for us to extend our invitation to Huawei to collaborate with the government’s digitalization plan,” he said.
This year’s Seeds for the Future launching ceremony was significant because Huawei invited two young Maldivians to collaborate with four young Sri Lankan students to show the Asia Pacific Region and the world the talents that the two countries possess.
Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Tao Guangyao stated; “We at Huawei are always committed to upskilling and improving the competitiveness of university youth, and more young talent means a brighter future for Sri Lanka, which makes me very happy. What I would like to ask students who are about to embark on their journey to China is to view the opportunity to visit Huawei University, R&D base, and other significant places related to Huawei as a golden opportunity.”
He also said Huawei understands the importance of developing young talent to shape the future. As a result, we are eager to collaborate with academia and industry to bring digital to every person, home, and organization in order to create a fully connected, intelligent world.
This year, the Seeds for the Future programme provided an eight-day intensive training session, including cutting-edge ICT technologies, scientific and technological leadership, discussions on global topics and “Tech4Good” group projects. Through learning and mutual exchange, participants gained better understanding of 5G, AI and cloud technologies, build more strengths for future growth, and improve their competitiveness in the job market.