By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, has launched an ICT centre in a secondary school in Lagos.
The project, initiated by Mr Ebube Oti, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), was financed by Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited.
At the unveiling ceremony held last week, Public Relations Manager for Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mrs Fancy Feng Hongjuan, disclosed that Huawei saw the project as an opportunity to leverage on the Lagos State initiative for Digital and ICT Libraries in state schools.
She explained that Huawei refurbished the school’s ICT Centre with internet enabled desktops, a projector system, 3-in-1 laser copier system, and air conditioning.
Mrs Hongjuan further discussed the Huawei campaign Mantra: Focus, Perseverance and Breakthrough, which were values demonstrated by all parties involved in the project’s success.
She said the project was implemented with their partner non-governmental organization called Friends of the Environment.
On his part, the initiator of the project, Mr Ebube Oti, noted that his passion for students and their urgent need for computers and internet services, especially for exam registration, pushed him to go for it. He also thanked Huawei for sponsoring the initiative.
Also, Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Cyril Akhanemhe, commended the effort of the Mr Oti for initiating the project, Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited for supporting, and Friends of the Environment for planning and implementing the project.
He further stated that if more corporate organizations could emulate Huawei’s efforts, the effect on Nigerian students would be tremendous.
The event was also attended by the Human Resource Manager Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr Lucas Xufeng; Zone B Zonal Inspector, Mrs Tokunbo Ashade; Assistant Director, Head Corps Development & Relocation, Mrs Maria Osadebe; the Directors of Friends of The Environment, Mr Ifeanyi Maduka and Mrs Kunbi Adesokan; and members of the zonal NYSC batch.
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