Huawei Nigeria’s leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, yesterday, kicked off donations of series of laptops and printers to schools in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The donations made to seven schools located in Ajah, Mende, Ojodu, Kaura District and Wuse in Abuja and Lagos was part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote ICT development in schools.
Speaking on the donations, the Managing Director for Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr Li Beifang, said it was in accordance with Huawei’s social responsibility to develop and contribute to local communities the company is proactively donating these technology devices in a bid to enable smarter learning with students in Nigerian schools.
Beifang said: “The donation marks the continuation of Huawei’s support of ICT development in Nigeria. Since 2013, Huawei has trained thousands of Nigerian youths in ICT under the “ICT for Change Programme” in alliance with the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
According to him, “More recently, Huawei refurbished and set up ICT Centers in Lagos public schools in Victoria Island, Wahab Folawiyo High School and Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) Ikorodu, with computer systems, projectors and screens, internet access, and solar powered inverters.
“Huawei sees these donations as an opportunity to support the country’s initiative for the improvement of digital literacy among youths and within the Nigerian educational system. Our vision and mission at Huawei is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei is very conversant with the role of ICT in education and child development. Thus, these donations will help develop the necessary skills for the 21st century, while preparing these Nigerian children for the actualization of a “smart society.”
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