Doha: In collaboration with the Communications Regulatory Authority, Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has concluded the 5th edition of its annual knowledge-exchange program ‘Seeds for the Future’ in Qatar.
A total of 34 students from Qatar University, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Community College of Qatar have successfully completed the program this year. During the eight-day online program, participants were involved in various technology, leadership, and cultural exchange courses. Those in attendance at the closing ceremony included Mr. Yang Song, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the State of Qatar, Mr. Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Third Secretary at the Qatar Embassy in China, and Mr. SpaceLee, Vice President of Huawei Middle East.
His Excellency Mr. Yang Song, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the State of Qatar, commented: “China and Qatar are strategic partners and bilateral relations are maintaining strong momentum of development. Since entering the Qatar market, Huawei has been committed to providing high-quality products and services to local citizens and organizations, while actively undertaking social responsibilities. The Seeds for the Future program is one such contribution to Qatar's economic transformation. It is also an epitome of the practice of Chinese-funded enterprises in Qatar to effectively fulfill their social responsibilities and promote people-to-people communication. I believe the students here will not only contribute to the development of Qatar’s digital economy, but also the mutual understanding and friendship between China and Qatar.”
Mr. Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Third Secretary at the Qatar Embassy in China, said: “We are proud of all the students participating in this program. Technology is changing rapidly, and we need these types of initiatives to further strengthen the partnership between Qatar and China in this important field. I wish this year’s participants all the best, and hopefully next year we can join together physically for this program.”
This year, students in Qatar participated in the newly launched “Tech4Good” project. Students came up with proposals on how to leverage technology to address the region’s most pressing social and environmental issues. It also encouraged students to increase their social entrepreneurship, problem-solving, and leadership skills through teamwork with other students from many different countries.
Mr. Space Li, Vice President of Huawei Middle East, commented: “The future of any nation lies in education. In the digitalized world, ICT education is key for social development. As a leader of the ICT industry, Huawei is honored to uphold its social responsibilities to help Qatar prepare a robust talent ecosystem for the completion of Qatar National Vision 2030. In the next three years, we plan to nurture 10,000 ICT talents for Qatar.”
Even with the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Huawei has worked hard to provide as many opportunities as possible to students in an increasingly digitalized world, with this being the second year of the program being organized online.
First started in 2008 globally, Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that has been operated in over 130 countries covering more than 500 universities around the world. Over 9,000 students have received ICT and cultural trainings while studying cutting-edge technology such as Fifth Generation (5G) technology, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Participants have also had the opportunity to explore Huawei’s exhibition halls and global campuses through virtual tours, while gathering real-world experience through hands-on workshops in collaboration with institutions of higher education and partners from the public sector.
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