from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – HUAWEI has marked the official commencement of the training of nine Kenyan students under the technology company’s Seeds for the Future programme.
The ceremony has been held at the Huawei Courtyard in the capital Beijing.
The students set off for a two week language, culture and information and communications technology (ICT) training.
The latter will be offered by the Huawei University in Shenzhen and will focus on cutting edge technology such as 5G, long term evolution (LTE) and cloud computing.
The students will also make visits to the state-of- the-art Huawei labs to get first-hand experience of the latest technologies globally.
Students from Huawei Kenya will be trained alongside their peers from Bolivia.
This week, the students marked memorable experiences in Beijing by visiting the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace and also the Forbidden City.
They are scheduled to undertake Chinese culture lessons like mandarin, painting at the Beijing Culture and Language University (BCLU), then proceed to receive ICT training.
Vincent Omuse, officer in charge of Commercial Counsellor from the Embassy of Kenya, welcomed the opportunity Huawei gave to the students.
He lauded China for being on the lead in terms of ICT and development.
The Seeds for the Future, Huawei’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) flagship programme, is currently running in 22 countries across Africa, with the aim to expand to more countries.