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.
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.