Huawei launches the One Thousand Dreams program to improve ICT education

[Croatia, Dubrovnik, April 12, 2019] At the China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries Economic and Trade Forum held in Croatia today, Huawei announced the launch of the "One Thousand Dreams" social contribution program. This program plans to train 1,000 ICT talents in total across 16 CEE countries (including Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia , Herzegovina, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia and Albania), and donate 1,000 books to university libraries and 1,000 toys to children's hospitals in each of the 16 countries over the next five years. As the flagship social contribution program in CEE, "One Thousand Dreams" aims to provide a long-term and sustainable platform for the youth in the region, and encourage them to work on the ICT sector, helping their countries build an intelligent society in the future.

2019 marks the China-CEE Countries Education and Youth Exchange Year. The two sides aim to enhance mutual understanding through various means such as dialogues, visits, and training, and strengthen their cooperation in the areas of education and youth support. ICT technologies can effectively improve education experiences and contribute to high-quality education for everyone. Huawei has constantly emphasized the importance of investing in developing ICT skills of the youth and cultivating local ICT talent. These efforts will help transfer knowledge, strengthen people's understanding of and interest in the ICT industry, and encourage more people to enter the digital world.

Li Jian, President of Huawei's European Region said, "It is not enough to only have connectivity in the future digital world. Huawei wants to acquaint more people with the benefits of digital technologies, and enable them to access and use digital knowledge. Children and young people are the hope of the future digital world. The "One Thousand Dreams" we launch today is a five-year social contribution program. Through continuous investment, Huawei hopes to improve the digital skills of the youth in CEE countries, and encourage more young people to find a passion for science and willingness to explore it. This is what Huawei is committed to achieving during its operations in CEE." People can make better use of information and digital tools by receiving ICT training. This is why Huawei has focused on improving ICT education. As Huawei's global flagship CSR program, the Seeds for the Future program had taken place in 108 countries and regions worldwide by the end of 2017. Over the past five years, nearly 300 university students from 16 CEE countries have benefited from this program.

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