Huawei donates 'qurban' to needy across 15 cities in Indonesia

Huawei has donated qurban (ritually sacrificed animals for the Islamic holiday) to the poor and needy in 15 different cities in four regions where Huawei Indonesia operates, as part of Eid al-Adha celebrations. The donation was performed symbolically by the company from the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta and followed simultaneously in other cities through live streaming technology. 

The 15 cities where the Qurban untuk Negeri charity event was organised included Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Medan, Pekanbaru, Lampung, Palembang, Makassar, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Pontianak, Lombok, and Bali. Meanwhile, the physical event invited representatives from the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU), Muhammadiyah Central Board, as well as the Grand Imam of the Istiqlal Mosque.

Ken Qijian, VP of public affairs and communications of Huawei Indonesia said the Qurban untuk Negeri was part of Huawei’s greater philanthropic program, Huawei CARE, which was Huawei's commitment in preserving and honoring local norms, values, and culture. "During its 20 years in Indonesia, together with one of the greatest nations in the world, Huawei is constantly adapting to various dynamics. The qurban donation we are performing this year does not only reflect our compassion; moreover, we would like to strengthen the spirit of caring and working together in order for this nation to swiftly convalesce from the effects of the pandemic,” Qijian added.

KH. Marsudi Syuhud, chairman of executive board of PBNU said he welcomed Huawei Indonesia’s program with open arms. “We express our utmost appreciation for Huawei’s spirit of care, as part of its intention to become an inseparable part to the community. The program reflects this commitment. We have high hopes that Huawei’s token of commitment, care, and contribution will continue to spark for the betterment of Indonesia,” Syuhud added.

On the other hand, H Abdul Mu’ti, M.Ed, secretary general of PP Muhammadiyah said Huawei Indonesia’s participation in taking part in qurban festivity underlined the importance of synergy, sharing, and caring, especially in a challenging situation amidst the pandemic where one should chime in to help each other and those in need. "Thanks to Huawei Indonesia who is willingly committed to parting in giving care and maintain togetherness as a nation," Abdul added.

Separately, Huawei Malaysia recently launched its Huawei ASEAN Academy, a training module that looks to empower digital talent in Malaysia. With an investment of RM3 million, which would be spread across various businesses and technology sectors, it aimed to provide more than 3,000 information and communications (ICT) courses, and groom 50,000 Malaysian talents over the next five years.

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