Forty-seven Pakistani students have completed an eight-day virtual training under Huawei Seeds for the Future Program 2022, which was also attended by teams from other countries including Italy and Croatia. Team Brainiacs from Pakistan won the award for the best group project, Tech4good.

The Tech4Good Competition is a new project started in 2021 under Huawei Seeds for the Future digital skill training program. Tech4Good asks students to identify a social issue and propose a technical solution for it based on the ICT skills they learn throughout the program. This competition is also designed to cultivate leadership and teamwork through practice and group competition.

Huawei Technologies (Pvt) Ltd Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan annually offer the training program on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for undergraduate students of Pakistani universities majoring in ICT fields. Under the program, 130 students were selected from the universities of Pakistan in the last seven years and 55 of them were sent to China for two weeks training on culture and advanced ICT skills. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the training has been continuing online.

This year, HEC selected 47 students from different universities across Pakistan to be part of the virtual training program by Huawei. The training program offered undergraduate students a rich experience involving technology courses (including 5G, Cloud, AI etc), leadership course, Chinese culture experiences, live visit of tech exhibition hall, participation in “Tech4Good” group project and culture exchanges with outstanding peers from around the world.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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