Orange Foundation: Empowering Female Job Seekers in Developing Economies

Orange Foundation: Empowering Female Job Seekers in Developing Economies

As an attempt to reduce gender digital divide and improve access to opportunities for women, Orange Foundation has created several Women’s Digital Centres to train women without qualifications or a job in Europe and Africa. For this initiative, the foundation partners since 2015 with associations in Europe and Africa, that have experience working with women in need and also rely on the support of Orange employee volunteers who share their knowledge and skills with the women.

Through a 6 to 12 month digital training, some of them access a various set of skills such as writing, mathematics, using a computer, a tablet, a software, and internet. In some countries, the Digital Centres help women to access paid employment. In others, they help them find a job, return to work or retrain for a different career.

There are currently 200 Women’s Digital Centres spread over 18 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Botswana, Madagascar, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Conakry Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Egypt, Spain, Poland, Roumania, and France. 8000 women have been trained in the centers in  2016; the company aims at reaching 11 000 in 2017.


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