Huawei trains 50 Malawian students in ICT

LILONGWE, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) – Huawei has trained 50 Malawian university and college students under the company’s Seeds for the Future program.

The training, dubbed the 2021 Conference on Industrial Digital Transformation, began on November 15 and ended on Tuesday in Lilongwe, with the presentation of certificates to young people who had now acquired new knowledge in the world of information technology and of communication (ICT).

Huawei local representative Angela Chuma told Xinhua that, like the previous similar training under the program, this year’s conference provided students with the opportunity to appreciate the world of ICT through interaction with students. business ICT experts, among others.

“The training was very successful and our young talents got to see what the ICT world has in store for us and what’s coming up,” said Chuma, adding that “the students were able to interact with our experts in China through questions and responses, and the students also had live sessions with students from other countries. ”

She said that Huawei believes that the knowledge acquired by the students will greatly contribute to the development of the country through the ICT interventions.

Student representative Alex Mwachande described the training as a ‘game changer’ and broadened students’ horizons in ICT.

“It was a very important training, we learned what the 5G network is, we also learned about cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), database storage and how best to use them in the world. benefit our country and its surroundings. neighbors, ”Mwachande said.

The students also learned to do projects in groups, which the student representative said was a “profitable” break from their old way of thinking of doing business on their own.

Meanwhile, Malawi’s Minister of Information Gospel Kazako called the program “critical to Malawi’s development” given that “the current industrial revolution depends on ICT”.

The Seeds for the Future program is one of Huawei’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and it aims to bridge the digital divide and impart ICT knowledge and expertise to young people. In Malawi, the program was officially rolled out in 2016. End