Huawei launches Seeds for the Future in Nepal
LALITPUR: As part of its Digital Talent Development Ecosystem, Huawei launched Seeds for the Future– its global flagship CSR program for undergraduate level students from all ICT-related disciplines in Nepal amidst a press meet held in Lalitpur on Wednesday.
On the occasion, Huawei also introduced the selection committee for the program comprising Prof Dr Shashishar Ram Joshi, Prof Dr Subarna Shakya and Prof Timila Yami.
Acording to the company, over 9,000 students from 130 countries and regions have participated since program was first launched in Thailand in 2008. As many as 20 students from Nepal were selected from a competitive application process will get to participate in the international program this year.
The program will offer students an eight-day interactive online experience and first-hand insights into the ICT industry in Nepal. During the online program, students will receive entry level and advanced courses on key technologies, including 5G, cloud computing and AI; experience China through virtual tours; hear from experts who will share perspectives on a wide range of topics from cybersecurity to aerospace industry; immerse in an interactive and dynamic classroom that allows for cross-cultural exchanges with fellows from other countries; participate in “Tech4Good” group project; and get a glimpse at Huawei’s history and technological developments.
The students will also get first-hand insight into the ICT industry in Nepal via a visit to Huawei Nepal officewhere they will get introduced to Huawei’s rich experience in the ICT industry in Nepal; classes from industry experts; and an overnight trip to a Huawei-built base station at a scenic location to be held in December. Upon completion of the program, students will join the alumni community where exclusive webinars, round table dialogue, celebration event etc. will be held all year round to strengthen the sense of belonging.
The program is open to undergraduate students from any ICT discipline with excellent academic background. One can directly apply to the program at www.seedsnepal.com with their latest transcript or recommendation letter from their institution and a 600-word motivation letter. The selection committee will then shortlist and choose the 20 finalists from a final interview.