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中国电信巨头华为通过培养当地ICT人才,为津巴布韦的未来播下了种子

2020-9-14 14:54

 

2020年9月11日,在津巴布韦哈拉雷举行的华为未来种子项目2020毕业典礼上,学生们拿着结业证书合影。周五,来自津巴布韦大学的十名优秀的信息通信技术(ICT)学生成功完成了华为今年的“未来的种子”项目。(新华社/ Tafara Mugwara)


新华社哈拉雷9月12日电——周五,来自津巴布韦大学的10名优秀信息通信技术(ICT)学生成功完成了华为今年的“未来种子”项目。


由于全球新冠肺炎疫情的影响,该项目首次在网上开展,为期5天,内容包括直播、必修课、选修课,以及自学中国文化的额外资源。


该项目旨在缩小学术界和产业界之间的差距,是华为的企业社会责任倡议,根据该倡议,全球电信巨头华为与当地大学合作,以加强向学生传授技术技能。


“未来的种子”项目是与津巴布韦信息和通信技术部、高等教育部以及津巴布韦最大的电信运营商TelOne合作运行的。


在哈拉雷特隆学习中心(TCFL)举行的毕业典礼上,TCFL总经理Sharai Dube在接受新华社采访时,称赞了华为在履行企业社会责任方面的独特方式,强调增强当地社区的能力。


杜布说:“从传统的企业社会责任来看,人们现在得到了捐款,现在得到了钱,将来仍然需要更多。”“在这种情况下,我们看到学生基本上是在接受培训,他们的技能基本上得到了提高,这样他们将来就能利用这些技能来改善自己。”


她说,不仅参与者将受益,他们各自的机构和国家也将受益。


她说:“我们可能和10名学生一起工作,但影响可能不仅仅是这10名学生,或者今天在座的10个家庭。”


成绩最好的学生是来自国立科技大学(NUST)通信工程专业的杜米萨尼·穆库丘拉(Dumisani Mukuchura),他说这个项目是一种独特的经历。


Mukuchura说:“这次经历真的很了不起,因为在世界面临大流行病的情况下,华为成功地让所有的东西都可以在网上访问。”


他说:“他们用各种例子来教我们未来的技术。我认为,这让我和其他参加会议的学生有了前进的能力,能够解决摆在我们面前的所有问题。为此,我感谢他们。”


TCFL软件工程专业的学生Douglas Tanyanyiwa说,ICT已经迅速成为我们日常生活中不可或缺的一部分,它的广泛使用可以解决发展中国家面临的许多挑战。


Tanyanyiwa说:“我认为通过ICT,我们可以看到,让我举个例子,全球流行病,它确实向我们展示了数字化如何改善国家内部的事情。”


“所以你看看我们已经学过的东西,比如人工智能,你可以让事情自动化。所以,在工人找不到工作的地方,在工业关闭的地方,你可以使用人工智能来做这件事,这将解决我们面临的一些问题,像这样的事情。”


来自阿鲁佩耶稣会大学(AJU)的ICT专业学生卡伦·奇耶萨说,这个项目让人开了眼界。


“我学到的最喜欢的部分是关于人工智能的。如果我们这里有像智能健康这样的东西,你就可以咨询医生,你就不用搬出去传播病毒了。所以我认为,在津巴布韦和其他许多国家采取这样的措施,可以真正缩小差距。”


来自AJU的ICT学生Tawana Gawaza说,津巴布韦从华为的发展经验中学到了很多。


她说:“我认为华为也向我们展示了,在他们30年的成长时间里,我们可以做同样的事情,并以更快的速度增长。”


多年来,华为在缩小津巴布韦ICT差距方面发挥了重要作用。


去年,这家电信巨头与津巴布韦大学(UZ)合作,推出了首个华为认证网络毕业生(HCNG)项目,面向津巴布韦大学和学院的科学、技术和工程专业学生。


该项目旨在通过以行业为基础的课程来提高毕业生的专业技能。


津巴布韦将信息和通信技术部门视为一个关键的经济推动因素,将在2030年将其经济转型为中上收入水平方面发挥重要作用。

 

Students pose for a photo with their certificates of completion at the 2020 Huawei Seeds for the Future Program graduation ceremony in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sept. 11, 2020. Ten outstanding Information Communication Technology (ICT) students drawn from Zimbabwe's universities on Friday successfully completed this year's edition of Huawei's Seeds for the Future Program. (Xinhua/Tafara Mugwara)

HARARE, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ten outstanding Information Communication Technology (ICT) students drawn from Zimbabwe's universities on Friday successfully completed this year's edition of Huawei's Seeds for the Future Program.

The 5-day program, which was held online for the first time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, consisted of live-streamed sessions, compulsory courses, elective courses and access to additional resources for self-learning about the Chinese culture.

The program, which focuses on bridging the gap between the academia and industry, is Huawei's corporate social responsibility initiative under which the global telecoms giant cooperates with local universities in order to enhance technical skills transfer to students.

The Seeds for the Future program is run in partnership with Zimbabwe's ICT Ministry, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, and TelOne, Zimbabwe's largest telecommunications operator.

In an interview with Xinhua at the graduation ceremony held at TelOne Center for Learning (TCFL) in Harare, TCFL General Manager Sharai Dube praised Huawei's unique approach to corporate social responsibility which focuses on empowering local communities.

"So traditionally corporate social responsibility whereby people are given donations, money donations, they use it today and tomorrow they will still need more," said Dube. "In this case, we see that the students basically are being trained and their skillset basically is being improved so that they can be able to use it in the future for their own betterment."

She said not only participants will benefit, but their respective institutions and the country will benefit as well.

"We might have worked with 10 students but the impact might actually cascade to more than just the 10 students, or the 10 families that are represented here today," she said.

The best performing student, Dumisani Mukuchura, a telecommunications engineering major at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), said the program had been a unique experience.

"This experience has been really amazing because with the pandemic the world is facing, Huawei has managed to make everything accessible online," Mukuchura said.

"They used various examples to teach us about future technologies, and I think that has equipped me and other students that have participated to move forward, to tackle forward everything that has been put in our way and I thank them for that," Mukuchura said.

Douglas Tanyanyiwa, a software engineering student at TCFL, said ICT has fast become indispensable to our daily lives, and its extensive use can solve many challenges facing developing countries.

"I think with ICT we can see from, let me take for example, the global pandemic, it has really shown us how digitalization can improve things within the country," Tanyanyiwa said.

"So you look at the things that we have learnt, like Artificial Intelligence, where you can have the automation of things. So where you would have workers who cannot go to jobs, industry is shutting down, you could employ Artificial Intelligence to do that, and that would resolve some of the things that we would be facing with things like this," he said.

Karen Chieza, an ICT student from Aruppe Jesuit University (AJU), said the program has been a mind opener.

"My favorite part I learnt is about Artificial Intelligence. If we had things like intelligence health here, what happens is that you can consult a doctor, you won't have to move out and spread the virus. So I think applying things like that in Zimbabwe and many other countries would really bridge a gap," she said.

Tawana Gawaza, an ICT student from AJU, said Zimbabwe had a lot to learn from Huawei's developmental experience.

"I think Huawei also showed us, within the time they grew, it was just 30 years, we can do the same and grow at a faster pace," she said.

Huawei has over the years played a significant role in bridging Zimbabwe's ICT gap.

Last year the telecoms giant partnered with the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to launch the first Huawei Certified Network Graduate (HCNG) program for science, technology and engineering students at Zimbabwean universities and colleges.

The program is geared towards enhancing professional skills among graduates through an industry-based curriculum.

Zimbabwe sees the ICT sector as a key economic enabler that will play an important role in transforming its economy into an upper-middle-income status by 2030.

 

来自: xinhua