Huawei, world’s leading ICT solutions provider, has launched its global flagship CSR program ‘Seeds for the future’ in Bangladesh with a press conference today at the Westin Dhaka. Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. was present at the event along with the Chief Guest Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
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, Minister of MoPT & IT, Mustafa Jabbar said, “Bangladesh is moving fast towards ‘Vision 2021’. Our youth have significant contribution to the development of ICT. So, we are very much responsible to take care of our youth by nurturing their talent. We always feel proud when our youth do something good or make a good contribution to society. For last few years Huawei is doing that noble job by igniting the digital innovation thirst in youth’s mind. Thanks to Huawei. It is a good opportunity for them to gather knowledge so that they can innovate better things in future.”
Mr. Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. said in the press conference, “Bangladesh has a large portion of youths who are full of energy and dreams. Huawei believes 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. 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.