Huawei is conducting the 'Seeds for Future Program' as part of its corporate social responsibility program worldwide. Seven students from Nepal are going to participate in this program which is conducted in 130 countries of the world targeting students studying in the field of information technology.
This is the second participation of Nepali students in this program which started in Thailand in 2008. Last year due to covid-19, this program was organized virtually, but this time it will be held in physical form.
A team of Nepalese students will go to Thailand on Thursday, August 18, for the program that will run from August 19 to August 27.
For this program, Huawei requested applications from Nepali students last May, in which a total of 256 students applied.
Nirman Khadka and Pragya Mallik, professors of Kathmandu University, Riya Vaidya and Nadika Paudel of TU Institute of Engineering (IOE) Pulchowk, Sansaj Paudel of Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Jitin Bhusal of Khopa Engineering College and Aju Tamang of Amrit Science Campus have been selected among the selected students.
It is said that if the students participating in the Seeds for Future program prove themselves to be the best, they will also be able to participate in the international competition called 'Tech for Good' which will be held in Singapore.
The event will be held from August 29 to September 2.
It is said that the winner of the program will receive 20,000 US dollars as a prize and will also have the opportunity to raise the necessary investment for the commercial expansion of their project.
On Tuesday, Huawei announced the names of seven students through a program held in the capital in the presence of Vaikunth Aryal, Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. In the program, Secretary Aryal opined that such programs provide an opportunity for Nepalese students to present themselves at the international level.