XCMG commits to enhancing development in Africa
In Gabon, as a key strategic partner of AVIC International Holding Corporation, XCMG offers 12 majors to train 3,000 full-time students and 3,600 short-term students every year. XCMG Technician College is fully engaged in setting up the curriculum, internship workstations, faculty development, and more to promote the skill and career development of local technical talents.
With comprehensive competencies in teaching, professional development, and enterprise practice, the teachers from the XCMG Technician College have pioneered a model of construction machinery technician education and delivered training materials based on practical applications and thorough study of the operation, maintenance, and repair technologies of 22 products and nine models. The training materials have been translated into French and are in use at the training centres.
“In addition to teaching the theories with practical cases, teachers from XCMG also led us to simulate machinery equipment operation, and we learned China’s vocational skill training and evaluation standards during the assessments of both theories and practical applications. We will pass on what we’ve learned from XCMG to our colleagues and students and help more Gabonese workers improve their skills and build a better hometown,” said Kassa, a teacher from Masuku University of Science and Technology who participated in the training.
In addition, XCMG’s Global Operator Excellence Program has completed eight terms of service training overseas that have supported nearly 200 people in 19 countries to upskilling the global construction talents, and the three sessions of the XCMG-Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co., Ltd. elite class have trained 100 inter-disciplinary technical talents who are now serving in 13 countries.
Committed to taking on social responsibilities and driving sustainable development across the scopes of global infrastructure support, promoting local employment, disaster and crisis rescue and reconstruction, and education and wellbeing, XCMG is actively engaging in the protection of rights and interests, environmental conservation, public welfare, targeted poverty alleviation, and more to build a better future for all.
Recently, XCMG kick starts the fourth phase of its Africa Water Cellar Project in Minjar Shenkora District in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, which will build 40 water cellars above ground for 40 farmer households that are influenced by the severe drought, providing them with access to clean water for both drinking and irrigation.
The Project, aligns with SDG Goal 6 of ensuring safe drinking water and sanitation for all and benefiting more people in need, is part of XCMG’s “Help with Love” global public welfare campaign, aiming to bring relief to Ethiopia’s prolonged drought and lack of clean water. It’s jointly launched with the China Foundation for Rural Development (CFRD). Since 2016, the Project has built 121 family water cellars in Ethiopia that are benefiting 9,719 people.
“XCMG thrives to work hand in hand with people in Africa and support local development, both economically and socially, with our technologies, productions, and solutions, and we hope the fourth phase of the Project will help more Ethiopian people,” said Liu Hui, general manager of XCMG’s subsidiary in Uganda.
XCMG has introduced the water cellar technologies adopted in China’s arid regions to tackle the drinking water challenges, including rooftop and surface water collection, to collect and store the rainwater during the rainy season, which can be used for drinking, irrigation, and animal husbandry after filtering in the dry season. The self-sustaining solution alleviates the drinking water shortage caused by natural disasters and the lack of facilities to help families save time and money on acquiring water and boost access capacity to water resources.
Yin Qian, director of CFRD’s Ethiopia office, noted at the launching ceremony that XCMG is the office’s first and longest partner, and it has been shouldering the corporate social responsibilities to help people and groups in need.
“XCMG is committed to a proactive and accomplished international development roadmap, we are not only exporting products and technologies to overseas markets, but also bringing technical skill and service trainings to support local talent cultivation and promote diversified economic development,” said Yang Dongsheng, CEO of XCMG.