60 Kenyan students from different universities across the country have graduated in the Huawei Seeds for the Future program which offers training around technology fields.
The students who attended a virtual graduation ceremony crunched their brains for five days of studying, 5G, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Computing.
The program is a flagship CSR program from Huawei which aims at developing ICT expertise and experiences in the global business environment, young people from different countries can learn about advanced technologies in the ICT industry.
Congratulations to the #SeedsfortheFutureKenya2020 participants for successfully completing the one week training ! It was an honor having these group of 60, especially amid the current pandemic, which presented with it new opportunities for learning.👏👏 pic.twitter.com/sygOqoEVdH
— Huawei Kenya (@HuaweiKenya) September 30, 2020
Students who participated in the program were able to work with Huawei products and services through virtual tours and presentations by the technology company’s employees.
University Education and Research PS Simon Nabukwesi commended Huawei for the highly relevant content, contribution to developing ICT talent and supporting the development of Kenya’s Digital Economy.
“The CS is very much aware of the contribution Huawei is making towards the acquisition of Information Communications Technology (ICT) skills for many Kenyan young people,” Nakuwesi said.
He further noted how: “The University education and research sector encouraged institutions to engage students through online learning. This would not have been possible just a few years ago. We thank companies like Huawei for providing opportunities to make this happen and more thanks for the great progress we have made in building our technology infrastructure.”
“We learned about cutting-edge technologies like 5G which is the next generation of mobile networks, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, and HMS Core. The best part of this program was that it was not only about technology as we also learned life skills such as strategic leadership and teamwork, said Mabel Karani, a student at JKUAT University in telecommunication and information engineering.
Such opportunities have come at an opportune time when technology and its potential is exploding in African with Covid-19 forcing a huge reliance on the magic of tech.
Prizes were awarded to the best team, best essay, and creativity. Alexander Mutua from Kisii University and Jacqueline Kamau from JKUAT walked away with internship offers.