As a leading player in the ICT industry, we believe that the best way to create value for local communities is to use our advanced ICT technology to empower and benefit them. Luckily, the connectivity and access to information at anytime and anywhere that are enabled by ICT technology are inherently inclusive. They are conducive to the development of local economies, education, healthcare, media, and many other areas. In the meantime, we work with governments, customers, enterprises, and NGOs to tackle economic, environmental, and social challenges in all countries and regions where we operate. One of our major initiatives is providing access to education and cultivating ICT professionals. In collaboration with relevant parties, we organize diverse social contribution programs, make charity donations, and carry out environmental protection activities, making our due contributions to the robust and sustainable development of local communities.
Seeds for the Future is Huawei's flagship global CSR program. The program was launched in 2008, and had its 10th anniversary in 2018. This program aims to develop skilled, local ICT talent and bridge communication between countries and cultures. By sharing our ICT expertise and experiences in the global business environment, young people from different countries can learn about advanced technologies in the ICT industry through the Seeds for the Future program, accumulate ICT expertise and skills, and provide impetus for the development of the local ICT industry, contributing to the progress of the global ICT industry.
By the end of 2018, more than 4,700 students from 108 countries and regions participated in the program and visited and studied at Huawei's headquarters. So far, this program has helped more than 30,000 students improve their digital skills, driving the development of local ICT industries.
Seeds for the Future Program 2018
The Seeds for the Future Program 2018 being launched at the Industry 4.0 Vietnam event, with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in attendance
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley attending the Seeds for the Future opening ceremony at Huawei HQ, Shenzhen
European students participating in a Seeds for the Future 2018 activity in Brussels
A company will earn the support and respect of community residents only if it fully considers the impact its operations have on the community and takes effective measures that help local communities. This could include helping local communities improve their livelihoods, supporting traditional activities, caring for their disadvantaged groups, and supporting their education. As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei remains committed to social development activities and working with relevant community organizations to contribute to charity activities such as disaster relief, health, and social welfare.
Bangladesh: Relief activities in rural areas
During Ramadan, Huawei participated in relief activities in rural areas of Bangladesh, providing daily necessities for communities in Singra Upazila, Natore, including clothing required by women. These activities were carried out in partnership with China Railway International Group, demonstrating Huawei's commitment to giving back to local communities.
Uzbekistan: Supporting the development of young talent
Training young people and supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is one of Huawei Uzbekistan's priorities in social contribution. We worked with Robokids Education to support the development of young talent in robotics and IT.
Cambodia: Supporting government disaster relief activities
Huawei worked with the Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) of Cambodia to help families seriously affected by floods and families in need of clean drinking water. We donated 2,941 water purifiers to the Cambodian government for daily use by communities.
Australia: Supporting local youth education
Huawei has worked with the Clontarf Foundation of Australia for five consecutive years to support local youth education. This joint project includes cultural exchanges between the two organizations, such as inviting Clontarf alumni to visit China, where they can experience Huawei's futuristic R&D centers and manufacturing exhibition halls. We also provided the Clontarf Foundation with the latest smartphones, Wi-Fi equipment, and video conferencing equipment, better connecting its staff and management.
India: Building sanitation for villages
Huawei built sanitation facilities for schools in several villages in India to provide clean water. These facilities have provided services to more than 1,000 school-age children in grades one through eight, positively affecting the schools.
Ukraine: Launching the Trip of Love program
In 2016, Huawei launched the Trip of Love program to help disadvantaged groups in Ukraine and provide them with access to digital technology. Huawei Ukraine staff visited special secondary boarding school for children in Mostyshche, Kyiv region each year, donating Huawei tablets, digital TVs, gym facilities, and kitchen facilities. Since 2018, Huawei has been donating Wi-Fi equipment to the Feofaniya Clinical Hospital to help patients access the Internet and provide an access network for doctors to carry out telemedicine.
Zambia: Supporting the Ministry of Health against cholera
Since late 2017, the cholera epidemic in Zambia has affected thousands of people. As part of the relief effort, Huawei provided financial support to the Zambian Ministry of Health to combat the cholera epidemic and strengthen preventive measures.
Russia: Honor Cup and CSR Education Day
Huawei organized the fourth Honor Cup and CSR Education Day in Russia to help young students in the ICT field improve their skills, as well as to encourage them to participate in the Russian digital economy. Huawei also signed an agreement with Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics to establish a laboratory at the university and jointly implement the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) program.
Myanmar: Scholarships for outstanding ICT talent
Huawei and University of Computer Studies in Yangon signed a memorandum of understanding on providing a platform for the development of ICT education and providing training to ICT talent in Myanmar. Huawei also awarded ICT talent scholarships to 50 outstanding students from 26 computer science universities and 12 technology universities in Myanmar.