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  • China’s Huawei to launch training program for Botswana ICT students

    first_imgHuawei PR Manager Gives Training Certificate to UB OrientatorChina’s telecommunication giant Huawei announced here on Monday that Botswana will become another beneficiary of the company’s global informational and communication technology (ICT) training program aimed at cultivating ICT professionals.The program is designed to develop and transform Botswana’s ICT industry as the chosen students will implement what they have learnt in this country, said Deputy Director of Huawei Botswana Ramasala Ntwaetsile, adding that the graduates will have the opportunity to study not only ICT technologies but Huawei corporate culture and Chinese culture.Established in 2005, Huawei Botswana will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and officially launch its first Seeds for the Future program on Nov. 10. Ten best ICT students from the southern African country will be selected to study in China at Huawei’s cost.“For the past 10 years since Huawei operated in Botswana, it has provided a solid contribution in ICT development, provided solution and new technology as now Botswana is experiencing better communication and reduced digital communication cost,” he said.Huawei will work with Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MOESD), Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), University of Botswana (UB) and the Chinese Embassy in Botswana to jointly select the ICT students.The launch of the program will be another milestone of cooperation between Botswana and China, said Li Nan, counselor of the embassy.The Chinese government provides scholarship to about 80 students in Botswana every year and so far it has benefited over 500 students.Permanent Secretary of MTC Neil Fitt said the government is very delighted to see that Huawei has always abided by their aspiration of growing with Botswana and focused on development of local community. “Their launch of Seeds for the Future is yet another good act to promote the development of ICT in Botswana,” he said.The program has been successfully carried out in over 45 countries.last_img read more


    first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA Kenny is throwing his weight behind Donegal’s diaspora projects – saying they have a massive tourism potential.And he is particularly supporting the Gallagher clan reunion which is due to take place in Donegal in September next year.Mr Kenny said events nationwide could help lure descendants of 70 million people worldwide to the country. “This is actually a brilliant opportunity for the country to unite, north and south, in standing up to the economic challenge that we have,” he said.“We are calling now on every community, from city suburbs to rural villages, as well as clubs, associations and businesses to start thinking about how they might work together to develop events which celebrate their own unique stories and engage connections around the world.”The Gathering Ireland 2013 will feature similar events to the Gallagher reunion throughout the country.The Government hopes that together they can attract an extra 325,000 visitors – bringing in €180M in extra revenue. Riverdance creators John McColgan and Moya Doherty are also planning a new show which will premiere in 2013. The gatherings are being supported by Google, Facebook and a number of other multinational companies.Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar also invited the world to Ireland next year for events.“These range from family gatherings, school reunions and even a gathering of twins,” he said.“Towns and communities are also pitching in.”Donegaldaily.com is supporting the Gallagher Gathering. More information is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/02/gallagher-clan-gathering-set-for-co-donegal/TAOISEACH GETS BEHIND DONEGAL TOURISM INITIATIVES was last modified: May 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TAOISEACH GETS BEHIND DONEGAL TOURISM INITIATIVESlast_img read more