Huawei one of the biggest development partner: Mustafa Jabbar
Seeds for the Future 2019 commences in Bangladesh
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Mustafa Jabbar, Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Bangladesh, giving his speech at the launching ceremony of "Seeds for the Future 2019" _Photo : Monitor
Dhaka : Huawei has launched its global flagship CSR programme "Seeds for the future 2019" in Bangladesh with a press conference held on February 17 at The Westin Dhaka.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. was present at the event along with chief guest Mustafa Jabbar, Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology.
"Seeds for the Future" is designed to cultivate more ICT talents in Bangladesh and provide an opportunity for the students to learn ICT technology. In the upcoming two months, Huawei will select promising ten students from five noted universities of Bangladesh. They will get intensive experience in technology and training in the headquarters of Huawei.
Mustafa Jabbar, Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology, said, "Bangladesh is moving fast towards "Vision 2021." Our youths have significant contribution to the development of ICT. So, we are very much responsible to take care of our youth by nurturing their talent. For the last few years, Huawei is doing that noble job by igniting the digital innovation thirst in youth's mind."
He said, "Huawei spends more than 10 per cent of its revenue in research and development where 80,000 employees work. It is great that our talents can take part in that team and gather knowledge so that they can innovate better things in future. We consider Huawei as one of the biggest development partners of Bangladesh government."
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd., said, "Bangladesh has a large proportion of youths who are full of energy and dreams. Huawei believes youth is the main engine of development as well as digital advancement. This ICT talent hunt education programme, Seeds for the Future, will help them to bring new ideas to make this society fully connected and intelligent. With this project, we want to plant that visionary seed in their mind so that in coming years they can come up with new ideas to make this society a better living place."
In Bangladesh, this programme is being organised every year starting from 2014. This year, Huawei will select students from - Dhaka Univer-sity, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
For the selection round, Huawei's expert team with relevant university judges' panel will go to these five universities step by step and select two best students from each university.