Rwanda students tour Huawei headquarters in China to learn new digital technologies

By Michel Nkurunziza.

 The students, who are on a one-week hands-on training under the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, learnt about new technologies, including 5G network, Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence .

The technologies were demonstrated to the students at the Huawei Technologies Exhibition Hall at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

Rwandan ICT students undergoing training at Huawei Technologies Company have appreciated that this has exposed them to the latest technology trends and what the future of the ICT Industry will be.

The eight students, who are in their final year, were selected from four public universities in Rwanda.

They were selected on account of the proposals about using ICT to improve health, education, agriculture , transportation , and business.

They had a hands-on practice in Huawei Technologies’ most advanced labs and were also taken on a guided tour of Huawei’s exhibition hall of digital technology.

Ndayambaje Pascal, a final year student of major Information Systems  from University of Rwanda, said he liked the future potential of Huawei 5G network, which will connect the world.

“With a connected world, my proposal on helping patients get treatment in the hospital with efficient and smart payment will easily come to life and many homes will be able to share the much-needed information easily and cheaply,” Pascle said.

A graduation ceremony was also held when the training finished, all the students received the certificates from the owner of the Seeds for the Future Program.

The Owner of the program Miss Holy Ranaivozanany said “This is aligned with our strategy to nurture ICT talents and facilitating knowledge transfer. In this globalized world, amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is fundamental to obtain highly skilled labors.”

Tuyishimire Samuel one of the Seeds for the Future student mentioned “This is program is really developing the ICT industry development in Rwanda ,thanks Huawei for offering this good opportunity and let us see what the future is .”

The 8 Rwandan students take the ICT training with other 35 Students from Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Macedonia, and Serbia.

 Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better-connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, an innovative enabler for the information society, and a collaborative contributor to the industry.

Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.

Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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