First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni, has flagged off ten Ugandan ICT students to undergo a two weeks hands-on training in China under the “Seeds for the future” program.
“Seeds for the Future” is Huawei’s global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) flagship program that selects top college students in ICT-related courses for a technological study trip in China.
The flagging off ceremony for this third team of Ugandan students was held at State House Nakasero today. It was witnessed by the Chinese Embassy Charge De Affairs H.E Chu Maoming, Huawei’s Managing Director Jerry Liujiawei and many others.
Mrs Museveni thanked the Republic of China and in particular Huawei for this program, saying it is crucial to the development of ICT which is a key driver for economic development globally.
“I really thank you for standing with Uganda in our struggle to build our muscle in ICT for our developing country in the global community”, she said.
The First Lady also encouraged the successful students to maximize the opportunity and make the best of it to learn more and on return, to pass on the knowledge to others.
“As you are going to China remember to be a good citizen and also learn the principle of serving others first and yourself last. If you remember this in life it will take you a long way and give you mileage”, she said.
She also urged them to be good ambassadors for Uganda when in China and to make good friends for themselves and Uganda.
The ten successful students are from the Universities of Makerere, Muni, Lira and Busitema. These will leave for China on the 6th April 2018.
Huwaei’s Managing Director Jerry Liujiawei thanked the government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education and Sports for making Huawei’s vision of bridging the digital divide and making Uganda a better-connected place real through the Seeds for the Future program.
In Uganda the program started in 2016 with President Museveni flagging off the 10 ICT talents to Beijing and Shenzhen.