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Huawei gives Malawi 10 ICT scholarships

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HuaweiI Technologies Company has given the Malawi government scholarships that will enable 10 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, Xu Wenwei, disclosed this during an audience with President 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.

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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, 10 scholarships that will see 10 young Malawians studying ICT so that they become the seed for the future development of technology in Malawi,” said Xu.

In his remarks, Mutharika commended China for its contribution to education, health, infrastructure development and ICT sectors in the country.

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“As government, we really appreciate the contribution China is making in areas of education, health and 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 are much appreciative for this support,” Mutharika said.

Founded in 1988, Huawei is the third largest smart phone manufacturer after Apple and Samsung and a major supplier and manufacture of ICT solutions.

The company has created over 150,000 jobs across the globe with its revenue pegged at about US$55 billion.

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