Orange Digital School: training future generations

The Orange Foundation in Moldova has created the Orange Digital School programme to develop and support digital education in the country. The project aims to provide students with a high-quality education and access to modern infrastructure.

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"We support technological progress and the digital revolution. Our goal is to make digital services accessible and usable. Our aim in launching the Orange Digital School programme is to help develop society using digital resources." At the launch event for the programme, Liudmila Climoc, CEO of Orange Moldova, reaffirmed our ambitions for digital education.

In order to make this ambition a reality in Moldova, the Orange Digital School focuses on three areas with targeted objectives:

  • infrastructure creation in high education institutions and access to IT equipment in schools from rural areas
  • support for young digital talents, with IT excellence scholarships
  • support for young, rural teachers who teach IT

With this programme, the Orange Foundation in Moldova is helping to train qualified professionals in new and digital technologies. Pavel Filip, Minister for Communication and Information Technologies, explains the importance of the initiative: "We don’t have enough qualified people in IT. We’re implementing solutions to fix that. And the Orange Moldova Foundation’s project is a concrete step in that direction."

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Pavel Filip making his speech.
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A dedicated digital space in a university (here in Chisinau)

10 merit scholarships will be awarded to students from high education institutions to support their studies and their digital projects. 20 grants will be awarded to young IT teachers who choose to teach in rural areas. 10,000 students and teachers will ultimately benefit from this new infrastructure.

In terms of equipment, the Foundation is working with local institutions to ensure the schools from rural areas with IT equipment and to create digital spaces in high education institutions. "This programme will help reduce the digital divide. Young people will be able to get training and learn to use these technologies. It’s a first step towards developing our country’s economy," concluded Sergiu Postica, Chairman of the Orange Moldova Foundation.

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