By Isaac Norman Mwambazi
The third edition of the Huawei Sky Seeds for the Future kicked off on Monday September 7th, 2020 and unlike the two previous editions which saw selected participants flown to China for a two-week technological training, this year’s edition will be conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was revealed by the Huawei ICT Academy Uganda’s Public Relations (PR) director Gao Jian at a press conference with stakeholders held Monday.
“We shall make full use of its advantages of; learning and communication without borders, showing the future communication trends through Welink, a sense of exclusivity of a teaching form and the convenience of not being restricted by the place,” the academy said on their Twitter page.
“It is a great honour to attend the 2020 Huawei Sky Seeds for the future flag off. I thank Huawei for the invitation and for its endless efforts of nurturing ICT Talents of Uganda through programs such as these,” said Henry Mayiga, the Deputy Head of Ugandan Mission to the People’s Republic of China.
Running for one week from September 7 to 11, participants will be trained in areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and 5G related courses.
The program was launched in 2018 as Huawei’s global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to develop skilled, local ICT talent and bridge communication between countries and cultures.