World leading ICT company, Huawei has been commended by H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana for their role in complementing the country’s digitalisation efforts.
The Vice President who made this known when top officials of Huawei Ghana paid a courtesy visit to the him at his residence in Accra also acknowledged Huawei’s social contribution through various CSR initiatives which have over the years contributed to the socio-economic development of many communities in Ghana.
Huawei has since its inception in Ghana some 15 years ago focused on ICT development in has since undertaken several initiatives to develop the sector and infrastructure in Ghana. The company has donated over 10 ICT ultramodern ICT centres to various communities and schools across the country and worked with Mobile Network Operators to improve Ghana’s connectivity through latest generation technologies.
The Company has also focused on developing Ghana’s ICT talent pool by introducing several programs to achieve this. The introduction of the Huawei ICT Academy has trained over 7000 University students in Professional Certified courses in various ICT disciplines relevant for industry.
In 2021 alone over 50,000 Ghanaian women ranging from JHS students through to the Tertiary level and women engaged in trading in the informal sector received free ICT training through the ‘Huawei Women in Tech’ initiative in Ghana.
Huawei is also currently working with UNESCO and the Ministry of Education through the Ghana Education Service (GES) and partners in Ghana to implement the pilot of the Technology Enabled Open School System (TeOSS) through which robust systems that can connect schools and home-based learning at the Basic School level are being built to ensure the continuity and quality of learning under normal or crisis situations.
Huawei will soon organize the maiden ICT Job Fair in cooperation with industry partners and key government Ministries to connect students to industry on an unprecedented industry move which will seek to complete the ICT talent training cycle by integrating trained talents into industry.
These comes as part of the Huawei LEAP program (Leadership, Employability, Advancement and Possibility) which is expected to play a role as springboard, to LEAP countries on the continentand their people into a bright digital future, with infinite possibilities, more opportunities and better life. Huawei LEAP program is aimed at developing 100 thousand ICT talents within 3 years in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.