Huawei Funds US$150 million for Seeds for the Future Program 2.0

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Huawei just recently announced a 150 million US dollar funding for their Seeds for the Future Program 2.0 which aims to give access to education for talented young locals that have the knack for everything there is to know about ICT and have it shared to the rest of the world. This began in Thailand in 2008 and has grown into a bigger undertaking since the need for more IT and Communication professionals have grown.

Huawei's Chairman Liang Hua says "This is part of our commitment to develop talent in the next 5 years. This is done in the hopes to give more technical expertise especially for college students and younger ones, which we hope would benefit an additional 3 Million people. This will be in the form of talent development programs, scholarships, competitions and digital skills training. This will include 5G, cloud and AI technologies which includes those in the Asia Pacific region where Huawei currently operates. This amounts to about 40,000 ICT talent in the next five years which will be trained and skilled through multiple programs in the hopes of digital inclusion and sustainable development of this region."

For those who don't know, this particular program has benefited more than 100 students from the Philippines and with this , they've continued to partner with over 200 universities in countries across Asia Pacific. Part of this of which are over 40 universities and colleges in the Philippines. This was all announced at Huawei's "Tech and Sustainability: Everyone's Included" forum which was also hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


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