Huawei South Africa and the MTN Foundation held their annual Christmas party for underprivileged children from the Afrika Tikkun Youth Centre in Johannesburg. More than 100 children joined the festivities and were treated to many outdoor activities and a surprise visit from Santa himself.

“With information and communication technology (ICT) being a primary driver for both economic development and social change, we are very privileged to have partnered with MTN because we share the same ideals, where both Huawei and MTN believe that we need to start from the grass roots and the children are the future,” said Peter Pan Sales Director of Huawei MTN Account.

Huawei South Africa supports the MTN Foundation which seeks to improve the lives of the disadvantaged communities and to encourage an interest in and uptake of ICT within these communities. The MTN foundation’s work in the areas of education and health have benefitted many communities.

“At MTN, we always committed to partner with like-minded organizations that believe in the digitization of education in South Africa. We are excited to have partnered with Huaweito deliver another memorable Christmas Party to our young future leaders – as we believe that the future of this country is in their hands,” said Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager: MTN Foundation.

“Christmas is a time for giving and for some of the underprivileged children at Afrika Tikkun, it is also a time where they find themselves most vulnerable. Thanks to MTN Foundation and Huawei that gap was bridged this year, not only were they made to feel special but they also had a chance to focus on being children and enjoy themselves. This proved again that MTN and Huawei are not only great partners in the ICT field but their commitment to education benefits communities in which they operate in.” said Sipho Mamize, General Manager: Afrika Tikkun Diepsloot.

“It is Huawei’s social responsibility to give back to our underprivileged communities and be a leading driver in ICT education and programs that are aimed at growing the skills based in the sector. As a global company we want to leverage our latest technology and solutions like Cloud, Big Data, IoT and Smart Cities to build a better, safer, more efficient, better connected South Africa,” concluded Pan.