Huawei Ghana has offered 50 outstanding tertiary ladies the opportunity to take part in its global flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, ‘Seeds for the Future 2022’.
The programme began on October 31 and climaxed on November 7, 2022 at the Huawei Ghana Office in Accra with a Tech4Good competition among 11 teams from Finland, Baltics, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Ghana.
The Tech4Good project is an initiative started in 2021 under the Huawei Seeds for the Future digital skills training programme. The programme comes in the form of a competition designed to help young adults learn about latest trends in digitalisation and enable them explore how digital technologies can address common societal problems.
After the competition’s first and second rounds, two teams from Ghana (Peerless Techies and The Ace Seeds) and one team from Iceland (Niceland) made it to the finals. The Tech4Good competition winner is expected to be announced on 9th November, 2022; after which a national awards ceremony will be held on 17th November 2022 to celebrate outstanding students and teams from Ghana.
Speaking during the 2022 Seeds for the Future Programme in Ghana’s official launch, the Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Ghana, Mr. Kweku Essuman Quansah, indicated that dedicating this year’s Seeds for the Future programme to females falls in line with the company’s commitment to promote the participation of more women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The programme, according to Mr. Quansah, will equip participants with the requisite leadership and ICT skills needed to keep them relevant in the ICT ecosystem. He further revealed that the Tech4Good project will build on their problem-solving skills and groom them to become independent thinkers, with support from their designated project mentors.
The Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ama Pomaa Boateng, during the programme’s official launch also applauded Huawei for its commitment aimed at harnessing the potential of young women to enable them compete equitably in the ICT space.
According to her, Huawei in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has successfully trained over 25,000 Senior High School (SHS) Girls in Cyber Security and Privacy Protection this year, with over 40 Senior High Schools benefitting from the initiative.
The Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitalisation encouraged the 2022 Seeds for the Future beneficiaries to take the 8-day intensive online training seriously and place Ghana on top of the Global Seeds ladde0
So far, the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme has benefitted 220 tertiary students, with 50 percent of the beneficiaries being female.