Twelve Kenyan high school graduates have benefited from a Huawei mentorship and training program to advance their personal and career development, the Chinese telecom firm said on Monday.
Huawei, in partnership with E-mentoring Africa, a non-governmental organization that aims to transform and empower youths in Kenya through counseling, supported the students to pursue primary and secondary education to enable them join institutions for higher learning to pursue their dream careers.
“This noble initiative is the result of a CSR project supported by Huawei as part of the Connected Conference, organized by the ICT Authority in October 2018,” Huawei said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
CSR stands for coporate social responsibility.
Through the project, Huawei said, 60 tablets were donated to Bosco Boys Kuwinda, Karen, and students of Bosco Boys got soft skills training and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) training, facilitated by E-mentoring Africa and TotoSci Academy respectively.
During a graduation ceremony on Friday, the beneficiaries made presentations on their personal discovery and academic journey, and shared their future plans and strategies.
Selina Nasimiyu, one of the graduates, said the training enabled her to have a clear understanding on career choices, including pursuing a degree in economics, based on her self-evaluation test.
Gichure Andrew, one of the youth mentors from E-mentoring Africa, advised the youth to make decisions based on sound mind, as every decision has consequences, adding that they should fully utilize their mentors in developing sustainable life plans and solving life challenges.
Adam Lane, senior director in public relations at Huawei Kenya, advised the youth to emulate the company’s core values of perseverance, dedication, self-reflection, and to always maintain a positive attitude in everything they do.
He also promised to donate smartphones to the graduates to up-skill themselves digitally.
Esther Muchiri, executive director of E-mentoring Africa, congratulated the youth on successfully completing their soft skills training and urged them to implement what they learned in their daily lives and serve as good examples to their juniors.
Huawei said it has invested 2 million shillings (20,000 U.S. dollars) in the project and will continue to provide more opportunities for youth to discover their full potential through information and communications technology (ICT). Enditem
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