Huawei, SlumCode invest in skills transfer for youth in slums

COMPUTING

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Huawei, SlumCode invest in skills transfer for youth in slums

Huawei and the SlumCode Group, an organisation founded by the youth to change their community through access to information and digital literacy, have signed a partnership that will see emerging entrepreneurs transforming their business processes through ICT. The two parties will build partnership throughout the year to encourage the youth on taking up technology in their day to day business.

The collaboration seeks to empower the youth and create a platform where they can explore their options and learn how to integrate ICT into their business to make it more efficient and create a competitive edge for their products and services. The targeted youth are from universities, business schools, talented out of school youth, underprivileged but innovative and creative youth.

“We believe in empowering the youth and creating an opportunity for them to grow as individuals and contribute to the development of this country. We acknowledge the steps the government is taking to promote the Kenyan youth through various sectors” said Wind Li, Chief Executive Officer for Huawei Kenya. He added in 2011, Huawei started the Telecom Seeds for the Future initiative, which bridges digital divide between the academia and industry and promotes local talent.

The selected youth will undergo wholistic three-month training in ICT for business, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, business law and life skills.

At the end of the three-month training the two organizations will hold the Grand Slumfest 7 ICT Summit where participants will be awarded. In addition they will experience through expert speakers to inspire business processes for emerging enterprise in the procurement, human resource, supply chain, research, design and education, interactive showcase and networking space on smart technology and opportunities for youth employment and entrepreneurship.

Huawei Kenya says as it continues to expand its market, the company will continue to support the ICT industry by bridging the digital divide between the industry and academia and promote local talent. Since the inception of the telecom seeds for the future initiative, Huawei has trained and given internship opportunity to approximately 130 students over a period of four years.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE COMPUTING NEWS

Pamoja’s cloud service ecosystem taking shape in Africa

Pamoja, a leading cloud services and content aggregation business entity in the SEACOM stable, has entrenched the value of its service in East Africa and officially made this high-growth region its base.  Read More

Seagate ships world's first 8TB hard drives

Seagate Technology has announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive.  Read More

Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs

There are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, says Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA. Read More

Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care’s engine for growth

Umsinsi Health Care, a distributor of medical products, has enhanced customer service and streamlined its business processes by implementing Sage CRM as its customer relationship management platform.  Read More

Africa risks ‘new digital divide’

According to the WEF Global Information Technology Report 2014, a more solid ICT infrastructure and improving the framework conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship will be crucial to avoid the emergence of a new digital divide in Africa. Read More

VMware delivers new innovations for the open, agile, secure software-defined data centre

Industry’s most complete software-defined data centre portfolio helps customers slash CAPEX by nearly 50 percent and improve IT productivity by 100 percent or more. Read More

Gartner: CIOs must embrace digital ethics

The need for CIOs to consider digital ethics has become paramount as the pace of technology change accelerates, says Gartner. Read More

The blueprint for BYOD success

Just like mobile analytics, big data, the internet, and social networks changed the way companies do business, so the adoption of mobile devices has become a catalyst for change in corporations and SMEs, says SAP Africa. Read More

Orange, GESCI to train teachers on ICTs in education

Orange Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein and GESCI Country Project Manager Esther Mwiyeria Orange has partnered with the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) to support e-learning and integration of ICT in education. Read More

Cisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth Games

240km of fibre underpins the most connected Games ever to a wealth of bandwidth, says Cisco. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Safaricom-Equity battle for mobile banking hots up Safaricom-Equity battle for mobile banking hots up

Equity bank's entry to the mobile banking and telephony industry is still hanging in the balance with London-based global association of mobile operators (GSMA) calling for independent audit. 

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.