Orange Jordan has opened a new Women’s Digital Centre in an effort to promote digital equality.
The Women’s Digital Centre at Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development (ZENID) was opened in early October in a ceremony attended by a number of company executives and government officials. It was opened as part of a partnership with the Orange Foundation and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD).
Christine Albanel, deputy chair of the Orange Fund, emphasised the importance of digital equality as a tool of empowerment. Farah Al-Dagestani, executive of JOHUD, expressed similar sentiments.
The Orange and JOHUD programme is active in five separate centres in Jordan. At the centres, women can be empowered with training programmes in professional skills and digital competencies, as well as assistance in creating and building small businesses digitally and help in investing information and communication technologies (ICT). The programme also guides women on how to prepare monthly and annual budgets and reports.
Additionally, the Orange Foundation has launched the programme in 18 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.