Huawei offers telecom equipment to Botswana university

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Chinese telecom company Huawei has donated telecommunication equipment to the University of Botswana as part of a partnership to stimulate the learning of information and communication technology in the African country.

Meng Qingbao, vice president of Huawei’s southern Africa region enterprise business, told Xinhua on Thursday that the company has donated 1.5 million pula (138,000 U.S. dollars) worth of telecommunications equipment to the institution.

The company is also sponsoring an outdoor telecommunications training center at the university and inviting students to take part in Huawei competitions and youth activation programs.

Computer science lecturer Tshiamo Motshegwa said students at the university lack resources to take part in science and data research essential in developing Botswana.

Through its partnership with the university, Huawei hopes to equip the youth of Botswana with the latest technology and enable them to contribute significantly to the economy of the country.