Huawei plans to invest US$150 million in its Seeds for the Future Program 2.0, a digital talent development over the next five years.
The program is expected to benefit more than 3 million additional people.
Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship corporate social responsibility program. It was launched in 2008.
Huawei introduced this programme to Africa in 2014 with nearly 2,000 students in more than 25 African countries benefiting.
According to Huawei, in the digital economy, digital talent is playing an increasingly important role in driving digital transformation and economic growth, leading to many asking how we can drive equity and quality in education and foster more skilled digital workforces.
“Digital skills and literacy are not just the foundation for the digital economy; they are also a basic human right as defined by the United Nations,” said Huawei Chairman Liang Hua at the Tech & Sustainability: Everyone’s Included forum, co-hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
According to a 2020 report by Unicef and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), about 2.2 billion people aged 25 years or younger still lack Internet connections at home.