NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Chinese firm Huawei on Tuesday donated 20,000
U.S. dollars to support the ICT Connected Summit 2017 that will
take place from April 9 to 13, in the coastal county of Kwale.
Huawei Kenya Senior
Director Public Affairs Adam Lane told a media briefing in
Nairobi that the funds will be used to sponsor Corporate Social
Responsibility activities of the summit.
“We will purchase
laptops that will be donated to disadvantaged students in Kwale
County,” Lane said.
The beneficiaries of
the equipment will also receive scholarships for six weeks
training on ICT skills so that they find careers in the
The ICT Connected
Summit is an annual conference which brings together ICT
industry players, key government decision makers, academia,
innovators, academia and other stakeholders to exchange ICT
knowledge so as to help Kenya achieve social and economic
Huawei said that the
scholarships will enable the underprivileged students to get
further education opportunities. “We have selected those who did
not get a chance to go to university for various personal
reasons,” Lane said.
The senior director
noted that the ICT sector is rapidly changing all societies. “We
have seen what it had done for the developed countries as well
as China and we hope it will be used to transform Kenya for the
better,” he said.
He noted that ICT
has enabled citizens to access government services and
information from anywhere at anytime.
enables all citizens to become equal,” he said. Huawei currently
takes 10 Kenyan students annually to China for a two-week