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Huawei supports schoolchildren

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Huawei Technologies Ghana, a leading telecommunication solution provider, has supported the President’s Christmas encounter with a presentation of stationery to 450 selected school pupils across the country.

The items at the cost of GH¢20,000, were distributed to each of the school pupils drawn from the ten regions who participated in the presidential encounter.

The Presidential Christmas Encounter, an initiative of late President John Evans Atta-Mills is aimed at encouraging and rewarding well-behaved and disciplined students across the country.

Thirty most disciplined and well-behaved students from each of the ten regions were selected and flown to Accra to interact with the President at the Castle.

Huawei, which supported the maiden encounter in 2009, has for four years  running presented educational kits at a ceremony at Accra Girls Senior High School in Accra today.

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The Public Relations Director of Huawei Technologies, Mr  Geoffery Li said the company’s decision to partner government, followed the high premium the company placed on education.

“We think education is a key factor in the development of both an individual and the nation, hence our focus to invest in the sector”, Mr Li said.

He added that the provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratories to four public universities nationwide at a cost of GHC3million was a key development Huawei had made in the sector.

“We are expecting to hand over an ICT Laboratory to the University for Development Studies in February 2013 to further boost ICT study among students”, Mr Li said.

He said the success of every corporate entity was hinged on the people within its catchment area,  hence the need to improved the quality of lives of people would remained a key value to Huawei’s operations.

Story by Della Russel Ocloo