Tanzanian ICT students who are in China attending the ‘Seeds for the Future’ program have completed the first week of technological training and Chinese cultural and language classes in Beijing.
The selected students started their journey on 28th July, 2017, spent time in Beijing, where they received an introduction to Chinese culture and Mandarin. And later on, the students travelled to Huawei’s Shenzhen campus learning about the technology industry and the long-term trends in mobile, networking and cloud computing.
Speaking during the closing ceremony for the Cultural and language trainings, Ms Asha Said Seif a student from State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) said that “Our third day in Beijing has been one of the great experience as we start taking our first Chinese language class in the School of Continuing Education of Beijing Language and Culture University.”
She said that during their session, they were given basic introductions to the basic and fundamental things about the Chinese language, such as initials and finals, tones, the positions of tonal marks, new words, pronouncing and memorizing simple phrases, counting and so on.
“The hardest part was pronouncing the words and phrases, and the favourite part was being able to count the numbers and sing two of the best Chinese songs by the best Chinese singers,” she said.
Mr Ahmed Haji Abdullah who is also a student from SUZA said that given an opportunity to participate in the Huawei Seeds for the Future program, will not only help them to explore and learn the Chinese language and culture, but also will prepare them for the 21st century.
He said that many employers and companies across the globe seeking to establish relationships and develop key business links with China; Chinese language has indeed become a very valuable and highly sought skill in today’s world.
“Since China has become a major player in the world economy, the demand for experienced professionals with Chinese language skills has increased dramatically,” he added.
Mr Nhendegese Martine from University of Dodoma (UDOM) said “In the afternoon session, a highly waited painting lesson was presented to the students by a Chinese teacher. With all required tools for painting, step by step students were taught on how to paint flower and bird, figure, vegetable and fruits and animal. In this skilled like session students demonstrated their paintings and wrote their Chinese names as the way to appreciate the talent,” he said.
He said that Chinese people let the foreigners know the culture and language of their country which make feel like they are at their home country. This positive tricky should be considered by developing countries like Tanzania to attract more tourists.
Through the Seeds for the Future program, each year Huawei provide opportunity for Tanzania students to explore all beautiful Chinese palatial architecture and through this it had influence us to encourage our country and the government at large to preserve and develop our cultural and architectural in our nation and elsewhere.
This year, Huawei had offered 2-week educational experience, language training, exposure to Chinese culture and the experience of processes in Huawei’s dynamic global business environment in China.
Huawei Tanzania's Public relation Officer, Frank Amani hands over a book to a Tanzanian ICT student in Beijing, China over the weekend after successfully completing the first week training in China in Huawei's phase II Seeds for the Future Program.
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