Initially, more than 1,100 students enrolled in this program and through a diversified screening process, these 30 students have been selected at the end of the second round. They will now move on to the next phase while this program will emphasize their skills, examination, project, and presentation skills.
Based on the student’s CGPA, academic knowledge, creativity/project idea, and proficiency in English, the jury board consisting of Huawei staff, project manager, and university teachers has shortlisted these candidates out of 200 participants in the second round, reads a press release.
Students will also be given training on different topics through a program titled ‘Meet the mentor’. Based on their performance at the end of the third round, nine students will be promoted to the regional round held in Thailand. The winners of the regional round will go to Singapore for “Tech4Good Accelerator Camp”.
Yuying Karl, head of the Public Affairs and Communications department, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, said: “Huawei began the ‘Seeds For The Future’’ (SFTF) program in Bangladesh nine years ago and every time, we have received tremendous love and response. The experience with this year’s students has been wonderful.”
“Bangladesh has a great dream of transformation in the ICT sector and youth will play an important role there. And I am very optimistic about seeing the capabilities of these young talents. This program is very much aligned with the country’s ongoing digital transformation and yields a positive outcome. We hope that the students will learn a lot from the next phases of SFTF,” Karl added.
The 30 top students are — Taki Yashir, Elin Ranjan Das and Golam Mahmud Samdani from Buet, Shahad Saroar, Shadmin Sultana, M Ashikuzzaman Kowshik, and Nafisa Amin Hridi from DU, Sunanda Das and Md Sazedur Rahman from Kuet, Manaura Naznine, Farhana Amin, Madiha Binte Zakir, Mehreen Tabassum and Md Masrur Saqib from Ruet, Wasifa Rahman Rashmi, Anika Rahnuma, Md. Sumit Hasan, Fairuz Shaiara, and Md. Sajid Altaf from IUT, Mafruza Mharin Neha, Saad Mahbub Chowdhury and Marzia Tabassum Prithy from EWU, Abdullah Saleh and Abu M. Fuad from AUST, Sumaiya Abul Kalam and Mohammad Iftekher Ebne Jalal from CUET, and Mohammad Sayeem Sadat Hossain, Lazib Sharar Shaiok, Mohsina Taz and Ankita Kundu from Brac University.