Or­ange opens new Women’s Dig­i­tal Cen­tre in Jor­dan to pro­mote equal­ity and em­pow­er­ment

New part­ner­ship with the Or­ange Foun­da­tion and the Jor­da­nian Hashemite Fund for Hu­man Devel­op­ment aims to pro­mote dig­i­tal equal­ity for women who are liv­ing in Jor­dan.

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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.

The new cen­tre was opened as part of a part­ner­ship be­tween the Or­ange Foun­da­tion and the Jor­da­nian Hashemite Fund for Hu­man Devel­op­ment (JOHUD).

At the open­ing, 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, also ex­pressed sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments about its im­por­tance and the op­por­tu­ni­ties the cen­tre could hope­fully cre­ate for women liv­ing in Jor­dan.

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. They can also re­ceive help with re­ceiv­ing ex­pert ad­vice in in­vest­ing in in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies (ICT). The pro­gramme also guides women on how to pre­pare monthly and an­nual bud­gets and re­ports for busi­nesses or them­selves or their fam­i­lies.

In ad­di­tion to the new cen­tre in Jor­dan, the Or­ange Foun­da­tion has launched sim­i­lar pro­grammes for women in no fewer than 18 dif­fer­ent coun­tries through­out Africa, Eu­rope and the Mid­dle East.

Am­man, Jor­dan.

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