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Huawei Empowers East Coast Youth with AI Immersive Learning Journey


[SINGAPORE, 11 May 2024] – Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announces the selection of 15 Singaporean youths from community for an exclusive, fully-sponsored Artificial Intelligence (AI) immersive journey at Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China. This initiative, known as the "East Coast Youth AI Immersion Learning Journey", is a key component of the East Coast Vibrant programme, aimed at providing students with the opportunity to explore Huawei's AI capabilities in Shenzhen and equipping them with necessary AI development skills to innovate for the community.

This collaborative effort, which brings together industry leaders and the local community, is expected to contribute to Singapore's goal of tripling the country's pool of AI practitioners to 15,000 over the next five years.

Scheduled to take place from 10th to 16th June 2024, the AI Immersive Learning Journey will offer participants with hands-on experience in AI technologies and innovations. During their time at Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, the 15 selected youths will have the opportunity to engage with AI experts from Huawei, participate in tech talks, and gain insights into Huawei’s cutting-edge AI solutions.

Through this initiative, the selected youths will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to develop AI-enabled projects aimed at solving real-world problems in their community. By leveraging Huawei's expertise and resources, participants will be encouraged to brainstorm innovative solutions and explore the transformative potential of AI technology.


  • Real-life Solutions Showcase: Participants will tour the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, where they can witness innovative AI solutions in action.
  • Huawei Cloud Planck Exhibition: Attendees will explore the latest advancements in cloud computing technology at the Huawei Cloud Planck Exhibition.
  • Digital Power Watt Exhibition: The Digital Power Watt Exhibition will provide insights into Huawei's contributions to digital power transformation.
  • Huawei Dongguan R&D Base: Participants will visit the Huawei Dongguan R&D Base to learn about cutting-edge research and development initiatives in AI and technology.
  • Huawei’s AI Lab: Offers participants the opportunity to explore real-life solutions and engage in hands-on technical exercises to experience Huawei's Cloud Services firsthand.

Addressing the participants at the East Coast Youth AI Immersion Learning Journey appointment ceremony, Adviser to East Coast GRC Grassroots Organisations, Ms. Jessica Tan said, “As part of the East Coast Plan, we focus on nurturing young residents and creating opportunities for youth to actively participate in the community they live in, contributing to the creation of a Caring, Vibrant, and Green East Coast.  Our vibrant Lab @ East Coast partnership with organisations like Huawei and other corporates, provide real life platforms and channels to involve various stakeholders to work together to deliver value to residents.  The partnerships also enable us to drive scale and impact.”

“We are optimistic that the students selected for the Youth AI Immersion Learning Journey will benefit from the learning experience.  We look forward to the students leveraging the knowledge and experience from this Learning Journey on initiatives in the community to benefit the East Coast residents.”

Maxi Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International reiterated Huawei's commitment to empowering communities in Singapore through technology and AI. He said, “With over 23 years of closely partnering with organisations in Singapore for digital transformation, we are dedicated to deepening our community engagement efforts. Through the East Coast Youth AI Immersion Learning Journey, we aim to provide young adults in Singapore with invaluable learning opportunities that will equip them with the skills needed for industrial transformation in alignment with Singapore’s National AI Strategy.”

The week-long AI immersion learning journey will commence in Singapore, at the Huawei Singapore AI Lab, where participants will learn about the basics of AI and explore AI tools under Huawei’s guidance.

The 15 selected youths were chosen from 33 eligible candidates through a rigorous audition process conducted in April. Each candidate demonstrated a strong passion for AI and outlined their plans for initiating community AI projects. The participants, aged between 18 and 24, represent diverse educational backgrounds, including junior colleges, Institute of Technical Education (ITE), and Institutes of Higher Learning.

“I am interested in applying for this learning journey experience as I would like to learn more on AI applications in the current world that is rapidly changing with the help of technology. As a student in Biotechnology, AI knowledge will be an asset to how I can use it in my studies and future work.” Said one of the participants, Nur Umairah Bte Abd Ghani, an ITE female student, “I could contribute back to the community by teaching others on how we can use AI to our advantage and also what are the AI that is being used in our day to day life which is important! As someone passionate about helping seniors, I understand that AI can be intimidating to use. I hope to demonstrate that learning something as beneficial as AI can be useful in real life.”

Similarly, Peh Ming Han, an Aerospace Engineering undergraduate, shared his perspective,  “I aspire to advocate for sustainability in the aviation industry and am interested in learning more about technological innovation. Thus, this curriculum perfectly fits my interests and ambitions. I believe AI has the ability to transform how we approach environmental issues and create a more sustainable future. I am thrilled to learn more about Huawei's AI capabilities and brainstorm ideas with industry experts. This immersion learning experience provides a unique chance for personal development, allowing me to make a meaningful contribution to the progress of sustainable practices on the East Coast.”

At the conclusion of the learning journey, the participants will collaborate with community leaders and Huawei mentors to develop AI projects focusing on themes such as Sustainable and Green Living, Community Well-being and Care, a Vibrant and Inclusive Community, a Healthier East Coast, and a Better-Connected East Coast.