November 30, Kathmandu: The telecommunications company Huawei on Monday hosted the opening ceremony for Seeds for the Future – its global flagship CSR program for undergraduate level students from all Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-related disciplines in Nepal.
This year marks the first year that Huawei has introduced the program in Nepal.
“Seeds for the Future was first launched in 2008 in Thailand. Since then over 9,000 students from 130 countries and regions have participated in the program,” Huawei Nepal.
According to Huawei Nepal, it received 136 applications from all over Nepal on its application portal seedsnepal.com which was open to all undergraduate students.
“After a competitive selection process, the Seeds for the Future Selection Committee composed of distinguished ICT professors has selected 20 undergraduate students, including 4 from outside the Kathmandu valley, who will take part in the 8-day online training, visit a Huawei-built 4G base station in Ghandruk and attend classes from industry experts.” Huawei Nepal said.
They will also get a chance to participate in the Tech4Good global competition where they can pitch their idea on leveraging technology to solve social and/or environmental problems and win prizes up to 20,000 USD, according to Huawei Nepal.
During the program, CEO of Huawei Nepal William Zhang said that Huawei is committed to developing 10,000 ICT talents in the next 5 years in Nepal and hoped for more female participation in the next edition of Seeds for the Future.