Huawei Technologies Ghana has opened applications for its global flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Program “Seeds for the Future 2020”, set to commence from October 26 to October 30, 2020.
The scheme is in partnership with the Ministry of Communication, Ministry of Education,
UNESCO, National Council of Tertiary Education, University of Ghana, KNUST and Ghana
Communications Technology University (GCTU).
The Ghana version, dubbed “Ghana Sky Seed for the Future Program”, seeks to develop local ICT talents, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector, and improve regional building and participation in the digital community.
It has, since its inception in Ghana in 2015, benefitted at least 60 university graduates.
A statement from Huawei Ghana said “this year, Huawei is offering slots for up to 50 outstanding students in the bid to engage all universities offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related courses in Ghana.
As parts of efforts to champion Ghana’s ‘Girls in ICT’ agenda, Huawei is encouraging more female students to apply.
The statement said “This year’s program will focus more on advanced courses like IoT, Cybersecurity, Digital Trade, Digital Economy; leadership courses like Cross-Cultural Management, Strategic Management and Leadership Skills as well as other open ecosystem courses.
“Participants will have the opportunity to meet and connect with Ministers of State and top officials from leading universities and international organizations from participant countries,” it statement.
According to the statement, participants of the 2020 Huawei Ghana Sky Seeds for the Future program will receive free data to take part in all activities and courses as well as get the opportunity to receive various surprises in the form of gifts and rewards ranging from Huawei smartphones, shopping vouchers, and free Huawei ICT Academy enrollment among other things.
To participate in this year’s program, interested persons must have and do the following:
1. Be a University Student, 2nd Year (Level 200) upwards and must be offering STEM related courses.
2. Fill out the Application Form (fill all areas digitally by typing) also insert a digital photo in the forms. (Contact your local Huawei Academy Rep or Ambassador for Application forms).
3. Submit a 250 – 400 words’ essay or a 2 mins video of yourself elaborating;
i. Motivation to pursue an ICT/Engineering related degree?
ii. Career goal for future?
iii. Perception and knowledge of China and Huawei?
All applications can be sent via email to SeedsGhana@Huawei.com. The application form can also be made available upon request via the provided email.
Deadline for submission of all applications and all required document is Friday, 16th
October, 2020, at 5pm Ghana time (1700HRS GMT).