Eliud Kipchoge Inspires Kenyans to Succeed with New Campaign on Dedication Perseverance and Agility
Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner in history, and Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, today launched a new campaign that seeks to inspire every Kenyan through highlighting key values that have been key to both their success: perseverance, dedication and agility.
In the campaign video, Eliud provides advice on how to succeed in life based on his extraordinary career: “We persevere in training to get better as we all have our ups and downs. With dedication we become more innovative getting better each day individually and collectively. With perseverance, dedication and agility, we can pursue our goals and become champions in our worlds.”
In just thirty years, Huawei has grown to serve more than three billion people globally and is a key ICT infrastructure provider powering the incredible success story of Kenya’s Silicon Savannah and Digital Economy. Speaking at the campaign launch, Steve Kamuya, Director Enterprise Business, who has risen up through the ranks at Huawei Kenya over 17 years, emphasized: “the success I have personally had in Huawei, and of the company in Kenya overall, has been due to taking the same approach as Eliud Kipchoge of persevering to overcome challenges, and dedicating ourselves non-stop to developing the best technologies, people and service for Kenya”.
Maureen Mwaniki, Vice-Director of Programs Management, who’s 9 years at Huawei Kenya included founding the Women in Technology Huawei initiative, has worked tirelessly to inspire and mentor young girls and women to join the fast-growing technology industry. She hopes the campaign “will remind girls in particular not to be afraid when they face challenges, but to face up to them, overcome them day-by-day and find partners to help them succeed”. She further added that having operated in Kenya for over twenty years, employed thousands of Kenyans and trained tens of thousands more, Huawei was delighted to work with a Kenyan legend on the campaign: “Huawei strongly believes technology is the path to a successful future for Kenyan youth and is committed to doing more to inspire and support them for decades to come”.
Eliud Kipchoge has been dedicated to being the world’s greatest marathon runner since he was a child with a rigorous training regime, persevered despite numerous setbacks, and demonstrated incredible agility in breaking the world record.
Huawei has been dedicated to the growth of the ICT industry and Kenya’s development for over twenty years helping to build communication networks reaching almost every Kenyan with trade, health, education and entertainment services, as well as making large social contributions in environment and poverty alleviation and training over 10,000 people together with 60+ academic and other partners. The company has persevered to overcome challenges to maintain the networks even in remote areas of the country and during COVID-19, and innovates to develop solutions that meet Kenyan’s needs.