Huawei 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.
Football News Sunil Chhetri rues lack of proper football infrastructure, development during his growing up years
India has slipped to 103 in the latest FIFA rankings.Sunil Chhetri is considered one of the best football players from India.Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, has initiated the Zinc Football programme. Udaipur: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday lamented that he did not have access to top-class facilities during his growing days but felt the situation has been changing in the country. Chhetri, during a visit to the Zinc Football Academy at Zawar, Udaipur, said he was delighted to see a world-class infrastructure here. He said initiatives like this would take Rajasthan and Indian football to greater heights in the future. “I have seen a football academy for the first time in Rajasthan and I’m really happy to see a state-of-the-art infrastructure here. Initiatives like Zinc Football, with the kind of world-class infrastructure, will help uplift the cause of Indian football in the coming years,” he said. “I wish I had access to infrastructure and facilities like this while growing up. With the right guidance, I am sure the kids here can go a long way not only within Rajasthan but at the national level as well.” To help grassroots development in the country and take Indian football to the next level, Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, initiated the Zinc Football programme as part of their social investment programme.Also Read | Sunil Chhetri reckons Indian football team will be difficult to beat in upcoming AFC Asian Cup At the core of the programme is a full-fledged residential academy with 40 of the best under-15 footballers who have been scouted from among over 5000 children. Chhetri emphasized upon the various facets that had gone into the making of a top professional footballer and shared his experiences with the kids who were excited to have the star footballer among them. Chhetri also took the field to play a short game with the kids.Also Read | Sunil Chhetri named ‘Asian Icon’ by AFC on his birthday, gets praise for rivalling Ronaldo, Messi President of Vedanta Football, Annanya Agarwal, said, “We could not have been happier to host Indian football’s superstar Sunil Chhetri. His achievements and what he has done on the pitch is there for everyone to see. “It was extremely gratifying to see him interact with our young footballers and inspire them to reach greater heights. As a group, Vedanta is focused on building a development model for grassroots football in the country and identify and cultivate footballing talent, roping in icons such as Sunil Chhetri in the process.” highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.