Digital solidarity: a reality in Madagascar

For several years, the Orange Foundation has been working to facilitate access to education and healthcare across Madagascar. It is now also committed to activities to promote digital solidarity.

Fondation Madagascar
Brigitte Audy, Luc Héripret, Josie Randriambeloma, and the local teams.

During their visit, Brigitte Audy, General Secretary of the Foundation, and Luc Héripret, Head of Corporate Sponsorship for Africa, saw for themselves the diversity and effectiveness of the activities undertaken thanks to the enthusiasm of Josie Randriambeloma, Director of the Orange Foundation Madagascar and her team, with the support of volunteers from Orange Madagascar.

Their visit to the Diégo School, one of the 30 schools to be equipped in 2014 as part of the Digital School Programme, was one of the highlights of their trip and offered an opportunity to talk to the teachers and pupils. The children’s agility with their tablets and their tangible progress at school show the effectiveness of the programme.

Installation of the tablets.
Installation of the tablets.
Pupils using a tablet.
Pupils using a tablet.

An agreement to fit out another 28 schools in Madagascar starting at the beginning of the new school year was signed with the Minister of Education, Mr. Andrianiaina Paul Rabary.

Andrianiaina Paul Rabary
Brigitte Audy, Andrianiaina Paul Rabary and Josie Randriambeloma.
Pupils following the curriculum on their tablets.
Pupils following the curriculum on their tablets.
The teacher projecting the lesson for the tablets on the screen.
The teacher projecting the lesson for the tablets on the screen.

Always with the same objective of offering access to the digital world for all, the Foundation inaugurated the thirtieth youth centre to be equipped with the internet and other digital tools in the presence of Dr. Jean Anicet Andriamosarisoa, Minister of Youth and Sports.

Inauguration of the youth centre
Inauguration of the youth centre.
Dr. Jean Anicet Andriamosarisoa, Minister of Youth and Sports.
Dr. Jean Anicet Andriamosarisoa, Minister of Youth and Sports.
Young people logging on.
Young people logging on.

This visit was also an opportunity to launch two new digital education programmes: a "Solidarity FabLab", the first FabLab in Madagascar, which will be opened in November 2015, and the creation of 8 "Digital Centres" to help underprivileged women gain greater independence thanks to digital technology.

children Madagascar
With these activities, we are proud to contribute to better living conditions for the people of Madagascar.

 

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