Huawei signs on to the UNESCO Global Partnership for Literacy to advance talent development
As part of the company’s preparations for the Mobile World Congress 2023, Huawei today revealed that it has joined the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL). The declaration was made at a summit on digital talent that Huawei and the GAL Secretariat, the Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), jointly held.
Huawei and the UIL decided to work together to encourage the use of technology to increase literacy at the summit. The two parties also agreed to cooperate, and as part of that agreement, Huawei will help the UIL expand its existing programmes to improve the use of technology by educators in developing nations. The UIL project is currently active in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, and Nigeria.
As the first private business to join the GAL as an associate member, Huawei is thrilled that its own objectives complement the organization’s mission to end youth digital illiteracy.
“Our rapidly changing world calls for concerted efforts and strong alliances to achieve excellent education and lifelong learning for all,” UIL Director David Atchoarena said during the event.
Atchoarena went on “The Global Alliance for Literacy will greatly benefit from Huawei’s experience in the field of learning innovation. No one will be left behind on this journey thanks to collaborative initiatives like ours.”
Vicky Zhang, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Huawei, added, “Success in life is frequently a result of receiving the appropriate schooling. In order to include as many people as possible, Huawei believes that it has a duty as a significant player in the technology industry to offer technology skills in every region of the globe.”
Zhang continued, “We are proud to work with UNESCO to better fulfil this duty.
Digital talent, in the opinion of Huawei, is a crucial factor in achieving digital transformation, strong economic growth, and improved standard of life. Huawei has provided a broad and ever-expanding selection of talent initiatives since 2008. Huawei offers digital training programmes and scholarships to tens of thousands of individuals annually under its Seeds for the Future umbrella, targeting all age groups. Additionally, the business sponsors and arranges tech competitions where students can improve their skills, take home prizes, and meet new people.
More than 2.2 million digital talent have been nurtured so far in more than 150 nations thanks to Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme. The business’s ICT Academy has a yearly capacity of about 200,000 pupils. Huawei declared in 2021 that it had already invested $150 million and intended to spend an additional $150 million in the development of digital talent before 2026, which is anticipated to help an additional 3 million people.