ASEAN Seeds for the Future (ASEAN STF) is a programme by ASEAN Foundation in partnership with Huawei. This programme seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, encourage a greater understanding of the ICT sector, and promote regional building and participation in the digital community.
First launched in 2008 in Thailand, the Seeds for the Future is a programme initiated by Huawei dedicated to empowering STEM and non–STEM students worldwide. The programme provides youth with the opportunity to gain work experience in Beijing and Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the Seeds for the Future has been adjusted into online immersive activities.
As the programme scales up to ASEAN level, it seeks to equip more students in the region with ICT skills to prepare them for the Industry Revolution 4.0 era. ASEAN STF seeks to address skill gaps in the region and promote inclusive education by providing youth from marginalised communities with more access to vocational training.