Pakistan collaborates with Embassy of China and tech-giant Huawei to establish 2 modern computer labs in Islamabad
A special ceremony was held in the President House of Pakistan in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy and Huawei to establish 2 computer labs in Islamabad. It will include desktop computers, printer scanners, multimedia projectors, UPS, and furniture.
The donation ceremony was opened by the principal of Mohsin Murtaza Shaheed Model School, Mr. Abdul Waheed. The theme of the event was “Strengthening Digital Literacy, Enabling Bright Future”. He highlighted the ever-growing need for imparting digital literacy in this era.
The First Lady, Begum Samina Alvi, graced the occasion as the chief guest. In her address to the students and audience, she emphasized the importance of digital literacy by saying:
This initiative amplifies the love of Chinese people for students of Pakistan. We are delighted and thankful for the close collaboration and support of Chinese entities. This gesture will be remembered and cherished. I hope the sponsors will continue to support the schools.
The spouse of the Chinese Ambassador, Lou Xinyu, was also present at the event. In her remarks, she thanked Huawei and the presidency for this collaboration and said:
China and Pakistan are iron brothers, the friendship has no boundaries and China will continue to support the education sector of Pakistan. The above project is just the beginning. Chinese Embassy and companies will continue their efforts to help to improve the local people’s livelihood and is ready to work with the First Lady to make more contribution to local people. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to all the friends whose efforts have made the labs possible, especially to Huawei.
Deputy CEO of Huawei, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Masud highlighted the importance of connectivity in this era, and how it is the future of today, he said:
Data and intelligence are changing the way we work and live. Data is becoming a new resource and intelligence is driving productivity. In the next ten years, Huawei is ready to solve application problems in data and intelligence convergence, develop intelligent data, and lead data infrastructure innovation. Huawei plans to support more and more such initiatives.
The ceremony was made colorful by the very energetic and artistic performances of young school students, which were the highlight of the function. At the end of the ceremony, Her Excellency Begum Samina Alvi, Spouse of Chinese Ambassador and Deputy CEO of Huawei presented the plaques to both the school principals.