More than 1.5 billion students around the world are affected by the educational institution closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To mitigate the immediate impact, UNESCO launched the Global Education Coalition, in which international organizations, civil society, and enterprises are engaged to ensure that “Learning Never Stops”. As one of the Coalition members, Huawei has been dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to everyone. It developed TECH4ALL, a long-term, digital inclusion initiative for using technology for good, and the accessibility of quality education is one of the important focuses of TECH4ALL. In response to UNESCO’s invitation, Huawei launched the Learn ON Program with global partners, using innovative ICT technologies to make good education accessible for various groups in different areas during the COVID-19 crisis.
During COVID-19. huawei will following actions will be taken:
1. A total of US$5 million Huawei ICT Academy Development Incentive Fund (ADIF) will be provided to partner colleges for activities such as online course, online training, and online experiment.
2. More than 130 MOOC resources will be opened up, covering advanced technical fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT).
3. More than 100 online Train the Trainer (TTT) will be provided from April to December, and more than 1500 teachers are expected to be trained.
4. 50,000 students are expected to be trained through online self-learning, courses, and classes.