Ugandan ICT students who were recently flagged off by Hon. Dr. JC Muyingo to China complete their technological training known as Huawei Seeds for the Future program.
The two weeks training was held in Beijing, the capital city of China, and Shenzhen, where Huawei headquarter is located.
The Seeds for the Future program was started globally in 2008 by Huawei to nurture professionals who are urgently needed to drive development of the ICT industry in countries where it operates. The 10 talents who concluded the training were selected by the Ministry of Education and Sports in patnership with Huawei. These were then flagged off to China on 29th May 2017 at Makerere University Main Building Hall.
The 10 Students who took part in this training from the various universities of Uganda such as Makerere, Muni, Lira, Gulu, Mbarara, Busitema and Kyambogo featured as Uganda Seeds for the Future 2017. These were trained in the Chinese language (Mandarin), Chinese culture, Chinese calligraphy and painting among others in Beijing from 3rd to 9th June. They then travelled to Shenzhen, Huawei’s Headquarter where they had training in telecom networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things, road to 5G, how to build base stations, a voyage through Huawei’s Carrier Business, a voyage through Huawei’s Enterprise Business and trainings on how to be a network engineer among others.
Speaking at the Students visit to the Uganda High Commission in Beijing, Col. Emmanuel Rwashande the Defence Attaché of the Commission commended Huawei for the efforts of exposing the young ICT talents of Uganda to the latest technologies.
“I humbly request Huawei to continue with this great work and also widen the scope of training to create more impact to Uganda’s development,” he added.
Sharon Judith Lalam from Gulu University narrates her experience from the Seeds for the Future; “First and foremost, I thank Huawei for its efforts in enriching our lives through the “Seed for the Future program.” I have had a great experience in China for the two weeks under this programme. Through tourist visits to the Great Wall, the cultural village and the museum, I have enjoyed a lot, learnt the Chinese culture and many more things. Lectures at Beijing Language and Cultural University and at Huawei Headquarter in Shenzhen, taught us a lot of technological things like configuring 4G network, visiting exhibition hall which taught us how we can implement our ideas and many more.”