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Announcement made at the end of a week-long European event in China
BEIJING, Feb. 7, 2024/PRNewswire/ -- The week-long European Seeds for the Future Grand Final brought together a select group of Seeds for the Future alumni from 18 countries Europeans, concluded on January 23. Throughout the week, participants attended insightful sessions with technology experts, delved into the realms of connectivity and innovation, and participated in engaging roundtables on crucial topics such as diversity, green skills, and sustainability.
At the apex of the event, the Closing Ceremony, the theme of international cooperation as a cornerstone for forging a sustainable future for European talent resonated. As we bid farewell to this enriching week of collaboration, Huawei proudly recognized the collective steps taken to foster innovation, knowledge sharing and shared commitment to a sustainable future.
Professor Shahbaz Khan, Director of the UNESCO Multi-Sectoral Regional Office for East Asia, said during the closing event: "We are delighted to see that the visions of UNESCO and Huawei coincide in eradicating digital illiteracy among young people. In February 2023, Huawei will become an associate member of the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL). As the first private company to be an associate member of the GAL, Huawei is committed to improving the use of technology by educators in developing countries".
Also at the closing ceremony, Huawei Europe Senior Vice President Radoslaw Kedzia announced a planned expansion of Seeds for the Future in Europe: "Huawei is proud to unveil a new chapter of the "Seeds for the future" program: an immersive edition and fully in-person that will take place in Rome, Italy, in July 2024. This initiative, driven by the spirit of collaboration and international dialogue, will bring together students from various corners of Europe to converge in one city, fostering a vibrant ecosystem for learning and Tech4Good's collaborative startup idea development.”
Previously, Huawei had announced the launch of the Seeds for the Future scholarship program, designed to support talented ICT students from the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Cyprus. This initiative underscores the company's strong commitment to cultivating and nurturing exceptional talent.
Underlining the importance of these opportunities for students, the Ambassador of Cyprus, Martha Mavrommatis, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Athena Michaelidou, congratulated Huawei on the success of the event and the students for all their efforts to promote of sustainable and environmentally friendly development: "Companies like Huawei are making investments on their own, in parallel with institutional initiatives, such as those of the European Union and Member States. Huawei's Seeds for the Future program, as its name suggests, is deeply committed to identifying local talent and improving knowledge exchange between professionals and young people.
Also present was Annette Nijs, former Secretary of State for Education of the Netherlands, who explained: "Huawei's commitment to encouraging students who embrace technology is as admirable as it is important. Ultimately, technology will continue to create "a fundamental change in the way we work and live. Today's ICT students will use technology in their careers to fuel the changes in our societies."
Moldova Ambassador Dumitru Braghis added: "Seeds for the Future, as Huawei's flagship CSR program, not only exemplifies corporate responsibility, but also shows commitment to mentoring young talents globally. The program, "Designed to train the next generation of leaders in the digital age, it goes beyond technical skills. It promotes a sense of global citizenship, fosters cultural exchange and promotes the entrepreneurial spirit."
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