As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Huawei has launched the Seeds for the Future program in Nepal. This program, which is already up and running, will allow participants to experience Nepal’s ICT industry from up close.
Huawei Seeds for the Future Program in Nepal
Seeds for Future is Huawei’s global flagship CSR program for the development of digital talents. The program has been in existence since 2008, but it’s the first time that it has come to Nepal.
The application form for Huawei Seeds for the Future (Nepal) program was available from October 6 to November 7. The company received a total of 136 applications from across the country, out of which 20 were shortlisted after a competitive selection process by the Seeds for the Future Selection Committee.
Here, the committee consisted of dignified personnel from the ICT field. Out of the 20 selected undergraduates, 4 are from outside of the Kathmandu Valley.
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What’s there for the participants?
The selected students will now take part in an 8-day online training and attend classes from industry experts. They will also get a chance to visit the Huawei Nepal office and a 4G base station built by Huawei in Ghandruk.
Furthermore, they can even compete in the Tech4Good group project with their ideas to solve social and environmental problems. The objective of the contest is to increase social entrepreneurship, develop problem-solving skills, and leadership qualities in participants. In addition, winners of the competition can win up to USD 20,000.
After the completion of the training, students will join Huawei’s global Seeds for the Future alumni network on LinkedIn.
The opening ceremony of the Seeds for the Future program was held on November 29 with Hon. State Minister, Bodhmaya Kumari Yadav as the guest of honor. In the event, the CEO of Huawei Nepal, Mr. William Zhang, expressed the company’s aim to develop 10,000 ICT talents in Nepal in the next 5 years.
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