Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has launched the ‘Seeds for the Future 2020’ program for the development of young talents in Bangladesh.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak was present as the chief guest at the virtual event on Tuesday (Tuesday). The event was inaugurated by Huawei’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zhang Zhengjun.
Also present at the opening ceremony was the Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), University of Dhaka. SM Mostafa Al Mamun, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Head Professor. AKM Ashikur Rahman, Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Department of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET). Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE). Md. Rafiqul Islam, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department Professor. Bashir Ahmed, two winners of last year’s program, and other Huawei executives.
Huawei organized the largest CSR program of the year, Seeds for the Future, to develop young talents locally in the ICT sector and to spread information technology education among them.
The initiative emphasizes the elimination of inequalities in academic and sectoral knowledge; Certain participants have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the global ICT sector, as well as to enhance their ICT skills.
The event is part of Huawei’s long-term social responsibility program for top students in global STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and ICT subjects.
This year students from Dhaka University (DU), BUET, CUET, CUET, and RUET will participate in this program in Bangladesh.
Students of the EEE department of DU, CUET, and CUET and students of the CSE department of BUET and CUET will take part in the competition.
The two best students of the final year will be selected from the mentioned departments of each university. They will be selected based on CGPA, instant testing, and presentations given by students on new technology and innovative institutions. The selected students will take part in a five-day online program from Huawei’s headquarters in Beijing and Shenzhen, China, to receive training in new technologies.
Speaking on the occasion, Junaid Ahmed Palak said that youth are the main driving force of any development. It is very important to inspire them in a positive way. Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program helps young people develop their personal skills by enhancing their ICT skills. Our expectation is that this program will inspire students to build careers in the ICT sector and help them gain knowledge about new technologies like Big Data, IoT. As a result, they will be able to play an important role in building a digital Bangladesh by 2021. And I thank Huawei for creating that environment for the children of our country. These initiatives will help the youth to develop innovative thinking. The role of Huawei as a partner in building a digital Bangladesh is undoubtedly commendable.
Zhang Zhengjun said that it is very important for a country’s new generation to acquire knowledge and become proficient. Because this new generation will contribute to the development of the country in the future. Huawei is working to increase the skills of the youth of this country for the development of Bangladesh.
For the past five years, students from various universities in Bangladesh have had the opportunity to train at Huawei University and research and development centers in China. Under this project, students are getting the opportunity to learn about new technologies in the world such as FiveG, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence. We want our country’s students to be able to acquire new skills and provide the necessary solutions to meet local needs in an innovative way.
Teachers from various universities who took part in the event thanked Huawei for organizing such a program.
They expressed the view that such activities would help in the development of the youth and help them to adapt to the changing technology.
Such initiatives will play an important role in digital transformation. At the same time, it will help the youth to build a strong nation based on technology by eliminating the inequality of academic and practical knowledge.
The Global Seeds for the Future program began in 2006. This program has been implemented in 128 countries and international organizations worldwide. Through this, more than 30,000 students of 500 universities have benefited. Of these, more than 5,060 university students have gone to Huawei’s head office for training. The journey of ‘Seeds for the Future’ started in Bangladesh in 2014