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Huawei Technologies Partners HIT in The Zimbabwe Seeds for the Future Programme

Huawei TechnologiesHuawei Technologies has offered three internship placements to HIT students in the School of Information Science and Technology at its headquarters in Beijing, China under the Zimbabwe Seeds for the Future 2017 programme.

The students are expected to be in Beijing from 9 to 25 June.

Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Zimbabwe, Mr Albert Yang said this is the third year of the programmes’ implementation in Zimbabwe. He commended HIT students who have participated in past programmes for their knowledge and aptitude. "For the past two years, some students from HIT who have joined this programme have demonstrated great capabilities. So this year, Huawei would like to offer 3 places to HIT to set up our partnership for the development of ICTs through this programme," he said.

To date, two HIT graduates,- Walter Mutembwa and Justin Manyerere from the Computer Science Department have participated in the Huawei Technologies "Zimbabwe Seeds for the Future Programme."

Speaking on Zimbabwe’s participation in the Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Programme, Mr Yang said His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe,  Cde Robert Mugabe initiated the programme in Beijing during a state visit in August 2014. "And in 2015 and 2016 respectively, 10 ICT students from different universities across Zimbabwe have been selected by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to join this programme, travelling to China, getting the experience of the ICT advanced technologies in Huawei’s science laboratories at our Shezhen Headquarters as well the cultural exchange experience," he said.

"Seeds for the Future" is a Huawei global flagship programme seeking to develop local Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) talent, enhance knowledge transfers and improve people’s understanding of and interest in the ICT industry. The Programme offers first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei experts and visits to Huawei laboratories. Programme participants will gain hands-on practice, witness live demonstrations of the latest ICT technologies, and attend workshops where they can meet Huawei senior executive and experts. They will also have work placements in Huawei’s different business departments to gain exposure to the company’s global business operations and cross-cultural management practices.

To date, Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Programme has been implemented in more than 60 countries across five continents; benefiting over 15 000 students from more than 150 universities.