Bridging technology and education: UNESCO and Huawei set up UNESCO Youth Campuses in 20 countries

SHENZHENChina, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To date, UNESCO and Huawei have organized ten UNESCO Campus sessions favored on technology and education, which have been delivered to students in 39 schools in 21 countries.

Campus UNESCO is an ongoing program that gives young people aged 14 to 18 the opportunity to share their views with experts from UNESCO and civil society. The topics discussed in each 90-minute session, in English or French, are linked to major UNESCO themes such as education, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, gender equality and citizenship.

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Huawei has been a partner of UNESCO on this program since June 2021. The sessions touched on a wide variety of topics, including the relationship between technology and education, new technologies of today and tomorrow, and how whose technology can be used to make things better. Students particularly enjoyed topics related to current issues that were put on the international agenda when the pandemic led to the closure of schools in 2020, including changes to schools that do or do not benefit from technology, and the need for face-to-face schools when everything can be found on the Internet.

“We believe that the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID are huge assets for innovation,” Valtencir Mendes, Senior Program Specialist at UNESCO, said during one of the sessions.

The Campus sessions also highlighted the importance of digital skills and new behaviors to adopt to prevent cyberbullying, a growing danger for many teenagers in an increasingly digital world where social networks are ubiquitous when young people leave school.

Sharing their experiences and points of view with expert speakers can raise young people’s awareness, not only of the impact of new technologies on the world of today and tomorrow, but also of the role that adolescents in today can play to shape the future.

Real-time screenshot of the French-language campus

Alongside UNESCO experts describing people from the organization’s networks, such as NGOs, IGOs ​​and startups. Stakeholders take on a wide variety of roles; we find in particular scientists, researchers and managers of local development projects.

In line with the objectives of Campus UNESCO, Huawei and UNESCO are also collaborating under the “Schools open to all through technology” projectwhose implementation was created in 2021 at Ghana, Egypt and Ethiopia. This three-year project encourages building strong education systems that can withstand global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to connecting schools, this project will train teachers and students in the use of digital tools, establish online platforms to connect learning at school and at home, and develop curricula digital studies accessible remotely.

The “Inclusive Schools Through Technology” project joins the Tech4Education domain of Huawei’s TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative, which aims to promote equity and quality education through technology, as part of of TECH4ALL’s main objective: to ensure that no one is left behind in the digital world.

For more information, visit the official Huawei TECH4ALL website:

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