Firm partners UNESCO to enhance learning through technology

A tech firm, Huawei, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is set to enhance learning in Nigeria through technology.

The tech company said it is also making similar efforts in other developing countries, including Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, and Pakistan.

The company made this known during the digital talent summit co-hosted by Huawei and Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Huawei’s Vice President, Corporate Communications, Vicky Zhang, said the collaboration with UNESCO will enhance learning experiences in developing countries through the use of technology.

“Getting the right education is often the key to success in life. As a major player in the technology sector, Huawei feels it is responsible for providing technical skills in all parts of the world, trying our best to include as many people as possible,” she said.

Zhang disclosed that Huawei started the Seeds for the Future programme, a sub-project of the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) talent development in 2018 by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the firm and Federal Government.

She added that the programme is expected to yield significant social impact and contribution that will inspire and help students find new solutions for future ICT development and help the country develop rapidly.

Director of UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), David Atchoarena, commended the firm for its commitment and contribution towards enhancing educators’ use of technology in developing countries.

While inducting the company into the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL), Atchoarena said: “Our rapidly changing world calls for concerted efforts and strong partnerships to achieve quality education and lifelong learning for all.

A beneficiary of Seeds for Future Nigeria, Anthony Ugheoke, described the programme as a life-changing opportunity that has broadened his horizon and changed his perspectives on life, especially ICT.

While thanking the firm for the opportunity, Ugheoke urged future programme beneficiaries to make good use of the learning to positively impact their lives, country and continent at large.

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