Huawei Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced 'Maitree Scholarship Program 2012' marking the second successful year of its education based CSR initiative in India. Open to aspiring Indian students who have already secured admission to institutions of higher education in China, the Maitree Scholarships aim to build a platform for exchange of ideas between the two nations, fostering a closer understanding of each others' culture and society.
Since its inception in 2011, the scholarship program has significantly helped in promoting scientific and academic aptitude of students & in the process also expanded the career opportunities available to Indian students. In line with the previous year's commitment, Huawei has slated out 10 scholarships of up to 10,000 USD this year for each of selected students who are pursuing academic courses in China. The scholarship program enables aspiring Indian students to opt for various streams, preferably in the emerging areas of science & technology, culture, social studies and development related programs in Chinese Universities. The scholarship, which covers the student's tuition fee and living expenses for the duration of his or her study in China, is up to an amount of 10,000 USD. Both Indian and Chinese students have immensely benefitted from each others' interests, knowledge and expertise through this education program that is committed to nurture Indian talent across boundaries.
"I won Huawei Maitree Scholarship in year 2011 that allowed me to pursue my Masters in Business Administration from one of the most renowned business institutions in China i.e. China Europe International Business School. The scholarship eased my career path and ensured a smooth sailing so that I could fructify my experience of both India and China markets to pursue my education goals. I am happy to be associated with such a responsible organization that lets young talent celebrate success without any country barriers. I am sure that within this year, more students would understand and appreciate the value of this unique education program to head towards a bright & a remarkable future", said, Anchit Goel, winner of Huawei 2011 Maitree Scholarship.
Huawei conducts a wide of range of CSR activities in India, including the promotion of education in rural areas through the program E-Hope, educational programs for specially-abled children, and higher education and research in the field of information technology.
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Huawei is a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) telecom solutions provider and its vision is "to enrich life through communication". With the objective of translating the vision into reality, Huawei has partnered with the 45 out of top 50 telecom service providers of the world to bring people closer to each other. Today, Huawei has presence in over 140 countries around the globe. Huawei has contributed to shrink the geography and help people and civilizations around the world know and appreciate each other better. It has a PAN-India presence and partnership with every telecom service provider which enables Huawei to contribute to the growth of Indian telecom market. Huawei has set up its largest overseas R&D Centre in Bangalore. In India, Huawei employs over 6000 engineers and managers. Huawei has committed itself to bridging the digital divide in India as through its flagship initiative in CSR of interconnecting schools in rural India and thus bringing the students to the national mainstream.