Huawei Technologies Tanzania Company Limited, an information and communication technology solutions provider, has launched an ICT education programme intended to foster ICT development and talent training in Tanzania.
This programme run in partnership with the Tanzanian government, is intended to work with students starting from primary to university level.
Huawei Tanzania Limited managing director Bruce Zhang speaking at the launch said: The programme will be known as “Huawei ICT Star programme for Tanzania education”.
It will support primary and secondary schools as well as universities, to develop ICT interests, which will contribute to the development of the industry in Tanzania, he said.
For primary and secondary schools, the programme will contribute in improving the infrastructures that gives a better learning environment for students in their earlier stage, he said, adding that it will raise ICT awareness among students as well.
For universities, “we are going to set up ‘Huawei ICT Star’ scholarships. After that, we will provide specific free ICT training packages to excellent students in Huawei Africa Training centres. This programme will provide ICT knowledge transfer and ICT talent trainings and make students practice the latest ICT technologies. By doing this, we expect to enrich the backbone of ICT talent in the country in the long run.”
Communication, Science and Technology minister Prof Makame Mbarawa, speaking at the occasion said: “The 2025 Tanzania Development Vision envisages a nation filled with well educated and learning society as well as a strong and competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits.
The “Huawei ICT Star” programme for Tanzania education expects to bring about innovative technologies and approaches that will trigger ICT development in the country, he said.
Huawei is a world leading ICT solution provider and since its inception in Tanzania in 2001 has been engaging in a number of CSR activities in education field. The firm has presence in over 140 countries.