Huawei Technologies Company has given Malawi government scholarships that would enable young Malawians to train in areas of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) at top Universities in the People’s Republic of China.
Huawei Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xu Wenwei disclosed this during an audience with President Professor Peter Mutharika in Dalian on Wednesday.
According to Xu ,the gesture is part of the company’s capacity building initiative for Malawi aimed at creating skilled workforce for its projects in the country.
Xu added that his company shall employ the beneficiaries soon after completing their studies.
“After developing an application we move into building a network and in order for us to achieve faster productivity we have realised that we need to train locals to do the job. I therefore present to you Your Excellency, scholarships that will see young Malawians study ICT so that they shall become the seed for the future development of technology in Malawi,” said Xu.
In his remarks Mutharika hailed China for its contribution to the education, health, infrastructure development and ICT sector.
“As government we really appreciate the contribution China is making in areas of education, health, ICT development. I have personally interacted with Malawian students who are studying in this country. Let me also particularly thank Huawei for their gesture. As government we appreciate this support,” Mutharika said.
Founded in 1988, Huawei is the third largest smart phone manufacturer after Apple and Samsung and a major supplier and manufacturer of ICT solutions. The company has created over 150,000 jobs across the globe with its revenue pegged at about $55 billion dollars.