Huawei launches “ICT STAR” programme to tap talent in Tanzania



Huawei Tanzania Managing Director, Mr. Bruce Zhang and (Left) Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, Prof. Makame Mbarawa during the ICT Star Program Launch.

Huawei Technologies  Tanzania’s office has launched an ICT education program that will foster ICT development and ICT talent training in Tanzania. This program will be in partnership with the government of Tanzania, and it will work with students starting from primary to university level.

Huawei Tanzania MD Bruce Zhang said: “The program will be known as “Huawei ICT Star” program for Tanzania education. It will support primary and secondary schools as well as universities, to develop ICT interests, which will contribute to the development of ICT industry in Tanzania.”

For primary and secondary schools, the program will contribute in improving the learning infrastructure that gives a better learning environment for the students in their earlier stage and also raise ICT awareness among students as well.

“For universities, the program will set up “Huawei ICT Star” scholarship, after which it will provide specific free packages of ICT training to excellent students in Huawei Africa Training centers. This program will provide ICT knowledge transfer and ICT talent trainings, make ICT students practice the latest ICT technologies and by doing this, we expect to enriching the backbone of ICT talent in Tanzania ICT industry in long term basis,”  said Bruce Zhang.

Speaking during the launch, Tanzania’s minister of Communication, Science and Technology, Prof MakameMbarawa said: “The Tanzania Development Vision of 2025 envisages a nation filled with well educated and learning society as well as a strong and competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits. The “Huawei ICT Star” program for Tanzania education expects to bring innovative technologies and approaches that will trigger ICT development in Tanzania.”

Since opening its Tanzania operation in 2001, Huawei has been engaging in several CSR activities in the education field. The “Huawei ICT Star program for Tanzania education”is expected to create a link between ICT industry and ICT talent development with the aim of enhancing economic growth in Tanzania.