The Orange Foundation is 30 years old and the action continues!
Corporate music sponsorship, healthcare programme, digital education and digital technology for young people and women… 30 years of philanthropic activities helping millions of people in difficulty to get off to a new start in life.
30 years of corporate music sponsorship, discovering, supporting and helping young singers
Since 1987, the Orange Foundation has contributed to discovering young talents and helping choirs, orchestras and groups of singers to make themselves better known. The Foundation finds them as they start out and then helps them to fulfil their musical ambitions. There are currently 120 musical groups that have benefited from the Foundation’s sponsorship. It also supports festivals, operas and academies that play an active role in spreading music and making it accessible to the widest possible audience. It is also the leading corporate sponsor of live transmissions of opera in cinemas and in the open air.
A continued commitment to the cause of autism in France and to health programs in Africa
Only corporate foundation committed to helping people with autism and their family, the Orange Foundation has been intervening in France for 25 years: supporting research, financing hosting facilities, developing digital applications to facilitate learning, acting for the inclusion of people with autism in the worlds of work, sport and music.
In 9 countries of the Orange footprint in Africa, the Orange Foundation helps mothers and young children (0-5 years) access treatment in urban health centers and also equips 55 isolated villages with a water point, a health center and a school. Nearly 400,000 people benefit from it.
« years of the Orange Foundation is 30 years of actions to help people in difficulty to get off to a new start in life in France and in the 30 countries where Orange operates. »
Brigitte Audy, Secretary General of the Orange Foundation.
Digital education, a new area of sponsorship to help educate the young and women in difficulty
Digital technology has become essential and should represent an opportunity for everyone! That is why in France and in the 30 countries where Orange operates the Orange Foundation implements digital programmes to help educate unskilled young people, children who do not attend school or are underprivileged, and women in positions of insecurity. Many of them have already benefited from the main programmes: 8,000 jobless young people have or are being trained in digital production in the 61 Orange Foundation Solidarity FabLabs. 11,000 unskilled women attend our 118 Digital Centres to improve their employability. 130,000 pupils in schools with no books or internet, are able to enjoy access to educational programmes through our offline digital education kits.
In all these different fields, there are Orange volunteers and employees who participate in skills based sponsorship, helping to support the Foundation’s activities in the field in all the regions where Orange operates, from major cities to the most remote villages.
Through the Foundation, Orange has for many years been working selflessly for men and women who would otherwise miss out on the essentials: schools, work and healthcare. The Orange Foundation helps to get them back on their feet in this world so that Orange can continue to grow in an open and sharing society.