Remember Huawei’s Seeds For The Future program? The youth empowerment program that held a virtual 5 day training in August for youth to learn about technologies like 5G, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence? You can read more about it here.
For now, it is good news to report that Huawei Kenya held the graduation ceremony for the program last week. This is the seventh edition of the program and for the first time in history, it has been held virtually. All 60 participants graduated the program and were awarded Certification with prizes being awarded to the Best Team, Best Essay, and Creativity. Alexander Mutua from Kisii University and Jacqline Kamau from JKUAT walked away with internship offers.
The 60 students participated in 4 different teams to build their teamwork skills, with the “Green Geeks” winning the Best Team prize. They also had to complete multiple tests during the course and had an essay competition. The Top 2 in that essay competition were offered internships, meanwhile other prize winners will get vouchers for Huawei ICT Academy trainings and certifications as well as Huawei consumer products.
“You have also learned about leadership, industry trends, the digital economy and seen what the future can be like if we use technology better. I hope this motivates you to want to be part of the transformation of this country. We need people who are passionate, knowledgeable and skilled to be proactive and both create and grasp opportunities. I have no doubt you can grow your careers in technology and make a difference to this country.”Huawei Kenya CEO Mr Will Meng
The students were able to experience Huawei products and services, through virtual tours, presentations and exchanges with Huawei employees, and learn about the latest trends and technological development. Students also had the opportunity to take part in tailored virtual visits of iconic places in China and learn about Chinese culture and traditions.
“We have gained immeasurable knowledge and a valuable wealth of experience. I have no doubt we are learning from the very best and it has left an unforgettable mark in our lives. Through us you have planted a tree and we shall water it and nurture it until it bears fruits. I thank the Kenyan government for providing an enabling environment for ICT growth and enabling us to access such programs.” Collins Kimutai – participating student.