Almost the same time last year, Huawei Technologies signed a memorandum of agreement with University of Santo Tomas to provide certification programs, equipment, materials and free training under the HAINA program which authorizes colleges to do Huawei certifcation courses. This year, it's been quite difficult for students to enroll and pay for their tuition fees so Huawei initiated getting scholars this year.
They were welcomed in a virtual event last August 25th wherein Hermil Gerard Calasang, Jia Anette Phi, Kryzha Lei Aguilar, Maricar Auditor and Matthew Gabriel Rabanes were included. They are now officially part of the Huawei family as scholars. College of information and Computing Sciences Dean Jerralyn Padua says "This pandemic has affected so many families and some have no ways to make and earn a living, to put food on the table, let alone send their sons/daughters to school. This will let them continue their studies despite dire situations in the Philippines. We hope this will be just the start of more activities and programs between Huawei and the Universtity of Santo Tomas, to hopefully benefit more students in the future."
Huawei Philippines HR Director Peter Zhang says "Congratulations to everyone! I know you are bound for greater things and will become key individuals that will help other people through ICT. Here's hoping we would have more opportunities to help, have cooperation with UST in the coming years so we could support more deserving students and talented ones so they could drive innovation in the country."
All of them are in their final year. They are also part of 19 scholars from different universities in the Philippines. They plan to do this even more in the future.