Guinea: The Seeds for the Future Program Helped Students Win Major Internship Offers
In October 2020, Huawei launched the second Seeds for the Future program in Guinea. This program aims to help local ICT students keep pace with the forefront of digital transformation. The Guinean President, Minister of Education, Minister of Telecommunications, representatives from local carriers, and more than 150 guests from universities attended the opening ceremony and extended heartfelt congratulations and encouragement to the participating students. President Alpha Condé called on the students to value this program and seize the opportunities it offered to learn more about ICT and other relevant skills. He said he hoped that the students would help drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution and contribute to faster local socioeconomic development.
Because of COVID-19, the program combined online and offline training to give students the best possible experience. Huawei Guinea worked with the Telecommunications Ministry, Education Ministry, and charitable organizations to provide participants with the devices and online resources they needed to learn new ICT skills, and encouraged them to learn independently. During the program, there was a period when participating students lost network connection due to a country-wide network outage, but the students continued to learn and quickly caught up with the courses after the networks were restored. In the end, all participants earned their graduation certificates, and 10 top-performing students received internship offers from major companies in Guinea.
Students at the opening ceremony of the Seeds for the Future program in Guinea