SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Chinese telecoms firm to nurture ICT talents
Chinese Telecoms firm, Huawei earlier this week launched the Telecom Seeds for the Future programme in Namibia at the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek.
Twenty Telecom seeds will embrace a two week journey to China where they will have the opportunity to attend the firm’s abundant training courses, access the most advanced communication labs in the world, and experience the amazing Telecom technology that brings great convenience to our life.
Telecom Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s global Corporate Social Responsibility flagship programme designed to share ICT expertise with local communities through various channels, help form effective education systems with their ICT technologies, and nurture ICT talents.
Huawei Namibia managing director Yin Xianyu said, “We are very glad that 20 Telecom seeds have been selected quickly though the great support of the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology, the Prime Minister’s office and the Chinese Embassy.”
“We believe this journey will also add value to you, to your career life, to the ICT sector development of Namibia. Huawei will continuously contribute more to the ICT development of Namibia, and we are planning long term training and knowledge sharing programme for Namibia ICT sector, and hopefully this programme can be announced early next year,” added Xianyu.
Deputy Minister Stanley Simataa of Namibia’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology present at the launch said that he was grateful for Huawei’s training sponsorship. He admitted that the country is currently experiencing a shortage ICT professionals. Since the Telecom Seeds programme was launched globally, thousands of students and ICT professionals from all over the world have benefited. Huawei entered Namibia in 2005, in partnership with MTC, Telecom Namibia as well as NBC. Huawei now serves two million people with voice communication, high speed internet access and digital television programmes.
On 11 April, this year, the Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Hage Geingob and his delegation visited Huawei headquarters in China, a commitment was made by the group Chief Executive Officer, Guo Ping to the Prime Minister, that Huawei will continuously support the ICT sector development in Namibia hence the decision on the Telecom Seeds sponsorship emerged.