DHAKA, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Huawei, the world's leading ICT solutions provider will offer an online training program to 10 outstanding ICT talents from five renowned universities of Bangladesh.
The 10 champion students were announced earlier this week in a virtual gala event for "Seeds for the Future 2020."
Huawei has been organizing the Seeds for the Future program in Bangladesh for the past five years. In the previous versions, the chosen students would take two-week study trips to China. But due to COVID-19 pandemic this year, the training has been shifted to an online training program.
The five-day online program consists of compulsory courses, live-streamed sessions with Huawei experts and guest speakers, elective courses, and self-learning about Chinese culture.
During the gala event, Bangladeshi Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury said ICT will empower the youth and lead them to make a good contribution to society.
"This is much appreciable when the localized global ICT leader Huawei is taking the responsibility of grooming ICT talents of Bangladesh," said the deputy minister.
Beatrice Kaldun, UNESCO representative to Bangladesh, said, "Huawei, through the Seeds for the Future Program, is supporting talented Bangladeshi youth to acquire the skills and cutting-edge knowledge in areas of ICT that will enable them to thrive in their professional careers and make a contribution to the sustainable development of Bangladesh."
Chen Mingjie, vice president of Huawei Asia Pacific Region, said, "We have a huge amazing resource and that is the large portion of youth and talents in Bangladesh."
Huawei believes youth is the main engine of development as well as digital advancement, he said.
"We value them and praise their competency. And we feel our responsibility to guide them so that they can select the right path, realize their value and contribute to the developments of society," he said.
A total of 500 students took part in the selection phases, and from there, 10 champions were selected based on their CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average), spot examination and their presentation on new technology and innovative companies. Enditem