The first two digital centres in Tunisia have been opened!

In Tunisia, like in other countries, the "Digital Centres" programme supports independence for women by providing them with career options. Here in rural areas, women now have access to a training space to develop their digital potential.

 

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The digital centres programme supports women in a number of countries to help them access paid work, or to find work by developing skills in using digital tools.

Thanks to the Orange Foundation and Orange Tunisia, the first two Digital Centres in the country will host a hundred women in the villages of Zitoun (Nefza, in the north of the country) and Ben Bechir (Jendouba, in the north-west). The women who use the centres will access training for using digital and office tools, to provide them with greater economic independence.

"The Digital Centres programme, which aims to support training for women in rural areas, is an excellent initiative and one of a number of actions which aim to integrate women in civil society", said Amira Chaherli, Project Leader at the Ministry for Women, Family and Childhood, following the opening of the two Centres.

 

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The two Centres will be managed by two organizations which are very active in rural areas and which help women and young people find employment. They will also recruit the women who use the centres and lead the training programmes: literacy, using new technologies and financial planning mainly. Thanks to literacy classes and basic business training, they will be able to start or develop activities which generate revenue. Brigitte Audy, Secretary General of the Orange Foundation, was present at the openings and expressed her "joy to be sharing the energy, convictions and determination to become autonomous of these women from rural areas. Their efforts continue to play a part in the sustainable development of Tunisia!"

 

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Launched in 2015, the "Digital Centres" programme is also due to be deployed in several regions of Tunisia in 2016-2017, in both rural and urban areas. "The digital centres once again demonstrate Orange Tunisia’s commitment to widening access to digital technologies", reiterated Didier Charvet, Chief Executive of Orange Tunisia. "Digital technologies drive progress for everyone".

 

 

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