Thursday 26 November, 2020

Well wishes for Huawei Seeds For the Future 2020 recipients

Host Talia Soares moderates the official virtual launch of Huawei's Seeds for the Future 2020.

Host Talia Soares moderates the official virtual launch of Huawei's Seeds for the Future 2020.

Telecom giant Huawei launched its annual Seeds for the Future 2020 programme earlier this week, lauding this year's participants for being selected for what promises to be a life-changing experience.

The ceremony was held online via Zoom on Monday. Huawei representatives, including country manager for Jamaica, Andy Deng, along with the principal of the University of the West Indies, Professor Dale Webber, and Acting Principal of The University of Technology, Professor Collin Gyles, acknowledged and rewarded the 12 recipients to participate in this year’s, now online, programme.

“My congratulations to those 12 recipients who will be embarking on what will be a life changing experience for them. Huawei Seeds for the future is an incredible opportunity for our students to engage in the professional community that they’ll become a part of upon graduation,” Webber said.

The ceremony showcased past experiences of last year’s participants, several of whom expressed how much the programme has benefitted them.

“I encourage Huawei, continue this programme, it’s a gem. It grows us small seeds into blossoming tress, that can then benefit our country, so thank you Huawei,” Nathaniel Christie, a 2019 participant, stated.

Another past participant expressed how grateful they were for the experience as they were exposed to so many different cultures and was able to attain great knowledge that they may use to benefit their country.

With the programme being scheduled to take place online this year, Huawei made it their duty to contribute tablets to the schools for recipients and other tertiary students in need.

The 12 participants in this year's programme are: Swayne James, Cargill Seiveright, Courtney-Ann Hanson, Phillip Llewellyn, Malik Edwards, Daniel Jennings, Jheanel Brown, Dylan Lewis, Alex Downer, Alecia Bailey, Chadan Huggup and Casandru Bartley.

The Seeds of the Future programme gives tertiary students access to knowledge on the ICT industry and gives them insight on Huawei’s operations. Huawei always believed access to such information fosters great opportunity. The company has collaborated with the universities to provide students with the opportunity since 2017.

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