Over 40,000 Students To Benefit From Huawei’s E-learning Center Initiative
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. has consciously and consistently pulled great efforts in supporting the development of Nigeria owing to the astronomical growth in the youth population. The 21st century has seen the rapid advancement in technology revolutionizing the world and Nigeria is not left out.
Huawei’s vision in Nigeria is to create an ICT ecosystem which will form the foundation in the digitalization plan for the nearest future. This is important given that advancement in digital technology knowledge will facilitate the national economic diversification plan and also provide job opportunities for Nigerian youths.
Huawei has been on the Nigeria soil for over 21 years. The company has donated state of the art ICT equipment to over 20 schools and ICT educational institutions across Nigeria through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
One of which was the remodeling of the ICT lab donated to the Government Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara State. Speaking to the press, the National President of the Old Boys Association stated that it gladdens the heart of the students and teachers in the great institution to know that the students can digitally communicate, create, disseminate, store and manage information while teaching and learning via ICT.
The lives of the students of Ogedengbe High School of Sciences was affected by the kind gesture of Huawei one of the oldest serving schools in Ilesa, Osun State by providing new science laboratories, internally generated electricity, water supply, tables and chairs.
The School Principal, Mrs. Felicia Orimoogunje, lauded Huawei for the supportive development of Nigeria through technology innovation, knowledge transfer, talents training and CSR activities. She stated that Huawei has improved the knowledge and exposure of over seven hundred senior secondary school students and placed them on a pedestrian for success in the nearest future.
Recently, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, in partnership with the Special Intervention Program on Communal and Societal Development (SIPCOD) upgraded and equipped an E-learning Centre to with 58 state-of-the-art computers among others in Sardauna Memorial College, Kaduna State. This gesture was to enable to student compete favorably in the global world.
The principal of the school, Mr. Jamare Tukar stated that since the upgrade of the E-Learning centre, the teachers have had a splendid time imparting knowledge to 1,022 students. The students can now compete favorably with their counterparts in the world.
He further explained that the E-Learning Centre has gone a long way in bridging the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) gap in the school. Huawei has stayed committed to the lives of Nigerians across different social classes.
Through Huawei’s CSR programmes ample opportunities have been extended to students across Nigeria. Students now have a chance of being successful in ICT.
Huawei will continue to invest in this collaboration with various schools. The beneficiaries of this initiative is expected to increase greatly and continously as various e-learning centers would be built across Nigeria.
Alliance move to establish living lab in the Niger Delta
The Federal Ministry of Niger Delta and the implementers of living lab in Nigeria, Green Sahara Farms have begun plans to establish a living lab for nature and people in the Niger Delta in a bid to find balance between human needs and nature”
The aim is to transition from a fossil based linear economy to a circular bio economy with landscape restoration as a foundation and in the case of the Niger Delta, the restoration of mangrove plantation would be the foundation for the transition.
The living lab will also focus on the usage of renewable natural resources instead of petrochemicals which cause damage to the environment as a base resource in agro forestry, medicine, housing,bio fertilizers,bio pharmaceuticals” .
The minister of State Niger Delta Sharon ikoeazor drew attention to divestment by major oil companies in the Niger Delta to invest in sustainable ventures.
She lamented that the devastation caused by the activities of oil companies in the Niger Delta has caused loss of livelihoods and other social and economic problems.
“Today, environmental degradation is not the problem of the Niger Delta or Nigeria but a global problem which affects everyone on earth. The recent global climate related calamities and the growth of investment in alternative and renewable energy It is important the Niger Delta is prepared for life after oil.”
The Minister stressed that partnerships like this which has the community at the center of economic restoration of the devastated landscape will provide a more sustainable source of livelihoods to the citizens of the Delta.
The founder/CEO of Green Sahara farms Suleiman Dikwa noted that for the first time in History there is an alignment of interest between the west and the underdeveloped world as activities of a rural fisherman affects the life of the residents of Seoul ,New York Paris,Tokyo etc.
He stressed that everyone has agreed that conservation is no longer sustainable but to adapt business models which create sustainable economic activities while restoring landscapes.
Dikwa explained that the CBA had developed a holistic approach to reimagine and develop an economy built on landscape restoration.from housing, biopharmaceuticals, bioenergy,biiferilizers for regenerative agriculture ,aesthetic and spiritual harmony .
Also speaking at the occasion the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.Mr Olufunso Adebiyi stressed the need for the ministry to develop competencies in climate adaptation economic models with a view to meeting the SDGs target as a core function of the ministry.
It provides an alternative source of financing sustainable development in the Niger Delta and opens a more sustainable approach to climate action in the Niger Delta.
The Director of Economic Development in the Ministry Mr Patrick Nyamo’ stated that the ministry has various social programs that they could not execute due to lack of funds and finding a synergy between social, economic and environmental objectives will enable an alternative source of financing social and environmental challenges sustainably and prepare the Niger Delta for life after oil.
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