Huawei has listed six Bangladeshi students to join its different training programs in China through a competition entitled ‘Seeds for the Future 2023’. A gala event was held at Huawei Bangladesh Academy recently to announce the winners’ names, according to a press release.
The selected students are Mohammad Ajmain Fatin, University of Dhaka (EEE); AL Mumtahina Arika, Islamic University of Technology (EEE); Farsia Kawsar Chowdhury, BUET (ME); Arpan Saha, University of Dhaka (EEE); Mayeesha Farjana, RUET (CSE); and Sajid Ahmed Chowdhury, IUT (CSE). They are the winners of this year’s program. They will be given the exclusive opportunity to attend training at Shanghai and Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
According to the release, focusing on the development of a robust ICT ecosystem in the country, Huawei has arranged ‘Seeds for the Future’ in Bangladesh for the 10th time this year. This year, 600+ applications were submitted, and based on their profiles, the top 20 students were selected for the final round. Through several interviews and project presentations on how to empower society with ICT, Based on their interviews, concept, and presentation merit, Huawei has selected these six students.
The gala event of this year’s competition began with a speech by Pan Junfeng, President, Huawei South Asia Region, and CEO, Huawei Bangladesh. Mr. Song Yang, Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh, was the chief guest of the gala event. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), graced the event with his presence as a special guest. The gala event included a ‘Seeds for the Future 2023’ overview, the best project presentation by Seeds 2023, speeches from special guests and the chief guest, and more.
Pan Junfeng, President of Huawei South Asia Region and CEO of Huawei Bangladesh, said, “Shaping the future to build a fully connected digital world is of paramount importance to Huawei. Huawei is playing a forerunner role in this connection, as the whole intention of our flagship program ‘Seeds for the Future’ is to facilitate and empower the youth of Bangladesh with the right skills so that they can take the helm of the future world and expedite the digital transformation journey of this country.”
Chief Guest Mr. Song Yang, Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh, said, “On behalf of the Embassy of China in Bangladesh, I would like to congratulate all six winners of the Seeds for the Future program. I have full confidence that the China-Bangladesh strategic partnership of cooperation will stay in the future, and Chinese companies operating in Bangladesh like Huawei will keep upholding this cooperation.”
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), said, “I believe universities should think about this kind of idea generation and innovation programs. It will allow them to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions for complex problems. Seeds for the Future, organized by Huawei, serves as a perfect platform for identifying and nurturing talents and ideas.”
‘Seeds for the Future’ is Huawei’s globally recognized program that has been cultivating digital talent for 15 years now. More than 15,000 students globally have benefited from this initiative.