On June 23, Hu Houkun, Huawei’s Vice-President, presented the action plan for the TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion initiative, at an online forum on education titled Science and Technology Helping Education.
“Connecting schools in order to develop the digital abilities of teachers is an important method to promote a quality education.” Houkun says.
Two main subjects were debated at the forum: supporting remote education and promoting education through scientific inovation and technology. Present at the forum, Borhene Chakroun, Director of the Politics and Education Department at UNESCO stated that “at least 63 million primary school and high school teachers worldwide were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, improving the capacity of remote education is extremely important; in the future, remote education will become an integral part of educating and forming teachers.
Since the outbreak of the Coivd-19 pandemic, Huawei joined the Global Education Alliance, led by UNESCO, to tackle the challenges of global education. The Chinese company answered through the TECH4ALL initiative and will launch the Link Now app in the coming weeks, which will offer three major features: instant messaging, a collaboration kit, and remote education.