In order to improve education in Nigeria by utilizing technology, Huawei has teamed with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Similar attempts are being made, according to Huawei, in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, and Bangladesh.
The firm announced this at the Digital Talent Summit, which was co-hosted by Huawei and the Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) as part of the company’s preparations for the Mobile World Congress 2023, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, beginning on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Vicky Zhang, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Huawei, said the business is pleased to partner with UNESCO to improve the quality of learning experiences in poor nations by utilizing technology.
“The secret to success in life is generally getting the correct education. In order to incorporate as many people as possible, Huawei believes that it has a responsibility as a key participant in the technology industry to provide technical talents throughout the world.
Zhang revealed that Huawei and the Nigerian government signed an MOU in 2018 to launch the Seeds for the Future program, a part of the National ICT Talent Development. She disclosed that each year, ten gifted Nigerian kids are chosen to participate in a two-week ICT development and Chinese culture training program.
She continued by saying that the program is anticipated to have a substantial societal influence and contribution that will motivate and assist students in coming up with fresh ideas for Nigeria’s future ICT growth as well as accelerate the nation’s development.
David Atchoarena, the director of UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), spoke at the summit and praised Huawei for its dedication to and contribution to advancing the use of technology by educators in developing nations.
“Our rapidly changing world demands for concentrated efforts and strong collaborations to deliver quality education and lifelong learning for all,” Atchoarena stated when welcoming the corporation into the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL). The Global Alliance for Literacy will greatly benefit from Huawei’s expertise in educational innovation. We will make sure that no one is left behind on this trip through collaborative efforts like ours.
Anthony Oshiobugie Ugheoke, a recipient of Seeds for Future Nigeria and one of the co-hosts of the Digital Talent Summit, regarded the program as a transformative opportunity that extended his horizon and altered his perspectives on life, particularly in relation to ICT.
He praised Huawei for the special opportunity and advised upcoming program participants to apply the knowledge gained to improve their lives, the nation, and the entire continent.
When asked about the chance Huawei had given him to co-host the summit, Ugheoke responded, “I am pleased to be nominated to attend the Huawei Digital Talent Summit, which is one of the events taking place at the ongoing NWC23 here in Barcelona, Spain. One opportunity remains that I will always treasure as a young Nigerian, sharing the stage with legends like John Omo, Secretary General of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU), and David Atchoarena, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).