Ugandan ICT students who were recently flagged off by Hon. Dr. JC Muyingo to China have completed their two (2) weeks technological training known as Huawei Seeds for the Future program that was held in Beijing where the tech-giant; Huawei is being headquartered.
The 10 students the emerged winners from the 35 total submission that were handed from different public university country wide were selected by a panel of judges from the Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with Huawei Uganda who were later flagged off to China on Monday 29th, May 2017 at Makerere University Main Building Hall.
The 10 Students were trained in different programs including; the Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, calligraphy, and painting among others in Beijing.
They then traveled to Shenzhen, Huawei’s Headquarter where they had training in telecom networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), road to 5G networks, how to build base stations, a voyage through Huawei’s Carrier Business, a voyage through Huawei’s Enterprise Business and training’s on how to be a network engineer among others.
Speaking at the Students visit to the Uganda High Commission in Beijing, Col. Emmanuel Rwashande the Defence Attache of the Commission commended Huawei for the efforts of exposing the young ICT talents of Uganda to the latest technologies.
Notably, the Seeds for the Future program was globally was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 2700 talents from all over the world for study trips in China to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where it operates. In Uganda, it was officially launched in 2015 and the announcement was made during a meeting between; Huawei’s Senior Vice President; Mr. Li Dafeng with H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni; the President of the Republic of Uganda, during his official visit to Beijing.
The Seeds for the Future program has so far taught and trained 20 Ugandan students in their capital where the firm is headquartered – ever since its launch in 2015.