Our news

 

News

Autism: helping during the health crisis

Autism: helping during the health crisis

For people with autism who need a set routine and are used to very precise instructions, the current situation is very stressful. They are feeling the full force of the disruption caused by the lockdown and the new precautions applied for our safety due to the coronavirus. Those who are helped...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): together let's support healthcare

Coronavirus (COVID-19): together let’s support...

In its latest solidarity initiative, the Orange Foundation is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by allocating an emergency fund €150,000 to three major French partners working on the front line of this crisis: the Red Cross, the Paris Hospitals Foundation – Hospitals of France and the...

Cultural sponsorship and vocational integration: it works!

Cultural sponsorship and vocational integration:

In the French Bas Rhin Department, our two strands of corporate sponsorship combine for the benefit of young trainees in the region: Giving access to culture by sponsoring a festival… while involving young people doing digital training courses. At the "Au gré du jazz" festival in Saverne, the...

2nd edition of the Orange Book Prize in Africa: the 6 finalists are revealed

2nd edition of the Orange Book Prize in...

Launched in October 2019, the Orange Book Prize in Africa selects a novel written in French by an African author that was published between 1 November 2018 and 30 October 2019 by a publisher based on the African continent. For this 2nd edition of the prize, 38 novels were entered by 28...

Solidarity FabLabs 2020 Challenge: vote!

Solidarity FabLabs 2020 Challenge: vote!

The challenge allows young people who have dropped out of school or are unemployed to work as a team to make something using the digital tools in our Solidarity FabLabs. 13 teams from 7 countries present their creations to you. Vote and give them some...

The first Women's Digital Centres in Moldova

The first Women’s Digital Centres in Moldova

In Moldova, 2020 saw the creation of the first three Women's Digital Centres in the country. Like in the 24 countries where we deploy this programme, the aim is always to train women who are facing difficulties, so that they can develop their digital and entrepreneurial skills and become able...

New edition of the WikiChallenge – African school pupils talk about themselves on the web

New edition of the WikiChallenge – African...

With the charity Wiki In Africa, we are organising the 3rd edition of the WikiChallenge competition between 10 February and 30 April 2020 in 8 countries in French-speaking Africa. A competition to encourage the digital education of African school children The competition is aimed at pupils...

Solidarity FabLabs 2020 Challenge: 13 projects selected

Solidarity FabLabs 2020 Challenge: 13...

New projects for a new challenge!The FabLabs were given four months to come up with projects related to this year’s theme of “Art makers”. The challenge allows young people who have dropped out of school or are unemployed to work as team to make something using the digital tools from one of the 88...

A solidarity FabLab brimming with ideas

A solidarity FabLab brimming with ideas

The Château-Thierry Solidarity FabLab has come up with an idea which combines ingenuity with solidarity: training young people to use digital production tools by recycling plastic left over from 3D printing. We love it! Better digital inclusion for young people The Château-Thierry FabLab, which...

Women's Digital Centres: women's voices in support of other women

Women’s Digital Centres: women’s voices in...

In our Women’s Digital Centres, we offer digital training workshops to help women access employment opportunities. In France, with the support of the French Association for the Right to Economic Initiative (ADIE), we have brought together expert advice and testimonials from women who made it as...

Art Makers: the 2020 Solidarity FabLabs Challenge has been launched!

Art Makers: the 2020 Solidarity FabLabs...

And we’re off for the 2020 International Solidarity FabLab Challenge #Imake4MyCity! This year’s theme is “Art Makers”: in partnership with an artist or craftsperson, the challenge is to imagine and deliver a piece of work that uses at least one FabLab machine or digital tool. It’s an individual...

The GarageLabs take the Solidarity FabLabs to school in Spain

The GarageLabs take the Solidarity FabLabs to...

Our Solidarity FabLabs programme is run by associations in 16 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.The aim is to remotivate underprivileged young people and school dropouts, teaching them digital manufacturing and preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow. In Spain for the past four...

A new Digital Centre in DRC

Following the Women’s Digital Centres in Bukavu and Kinshasa, we have continued to deploy our programme in The Democratic Republic of Congo with a new centre in Goma, called the Thalita Digital Centre.
The aim is to help young women to be more independent with digital technology.
The project is run in association with the Womens Worldwide Web (W4).

The Orange Book Prize in Africa is back for a second year!

The Orange Book Prize in Africa is back for a...

In 2020, we bring you the second Orange Book Prize, first launched in Africa in 2019.Books entering the 2020 competition can be submitted from now until the end of November. The event, held with the support of the Institut Français, is our way of helping new literary talent and bringing it to a...

Access to employment in French Guiana

In French Guiana, we supported 20 women at our Digital Centre with the association, Les PEP Guyane. We have supported the women since 2018.
🧐 The aim is to encourage social and professional integration for young women in difficulty using digital technology. After the training, eight of the women found a job!

Digital Schools: 200,000 students can learn!

Digital Schools: 200,000 students can...

Not all students have the same opportunities. Some do not have access to books or certain materials, whilst others have all the educational content needed for their education. Offering digital access to education is the objective of our Digital Schools, launched 5 years ago and now deployed in...

What do you know about prehistory?

Sign up for our free online course to learn about the hunter-gatherer era!
Learn about prehistoric times through archaeological sites and objects and discover the lifestyle of these prehistoric people - far from the clichés we all too often hear!

Solidarity FabLabs: the map of supported projects in France

Solidarity FabLabs: the map of supported...

Launched in 2014, the FabLabs Solidaires programme supports FabLabs projects in France and abroad. This interactive map allows you to see all the organisations and find out about the details of each project. With an international vocation, the FabLabs Solidaires programme supports 88 projects...

A Solidarity FabLab in Le Puy en Velay!

In the Haute-Loire region, we support the Solidarity FabLab at the 2nd Chance School in Le Puy en Velay, which teaches students about 3D printing.
The training manager encourages students to build small objects.
“It’s different from your average training session. The students all get to take something home with them,” explains the school’s director.

A Solidarity FabLab opening in Montreuil!

La Verrière Solidarity FabLab in Montreuil is a place for exchanging and digital creation open to all.
Young people learn how to use digital manufacturing tools, allowing them to design objects for people with disabilities.

Search