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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.

Inauguration of a Solidarity FabLab for and by young disabled people

A unique Solidarity FabLab is being opened at the Institution JB Thierry in a former chapel. At the “Mac Gyver” FabLab, young people with autism can learn to make spare parts for wheelchairs used by children with various disabilities. The FabLab will serve as a training centre for residents giving them skills in new technology. The Solidarity FabLab team in Champagnole, Jura, will train and support those who run the centre.

Meeting with the Digital Centre at Cité Vélane in Toulouse

We met with the women volunteers and team from the Digital Centre at Cité Vélane in Toulouse with Christine Albanel. The team explained, “They feel free, independent, and integrated [...] They help one another, and it forges bonds!”

Digital workshops for female prisoners in Mulhouse

We support the Digit’elles project by Face Alsace in Mulhouse, providing female prisoners with IT training. In September 2019, twenty-four women received training to break the digital divide and encourage rehabilitation.

The winners of the WikiChallenge 2019 are...

The winners of the WikiChallenge 2019...

The African Schools WikiChallenge allows the pupils of our digital schools to improve their writing skills and learn how to use digital tools while learning to publish content online. It is a way to create more content about African daily life and culture, something which is often missing from...

In Mayotte our Digital Centre trains 23 women in difficulty

The Women’s Digital Centre in Mayotte supports women to learn the basics of digital tools for online administrative procedures and professional integration. Confidence and independence are the watchwords of this 6-week computer literacy course.

Jean-Baptiste Maudet, winner of the 2019 Orange Book Prize

Jean-Baptiste Maudet, winner of the 2019...

For its 11th edition, the Orange Book Prize went to Jean-Baptiste Maudet for his novel "Matador Yankee", published by Le Passage. The jury was chaired by Jean-Christophe Rufin and made up of authors: Joachim Schnerf (winner in 2018 for his novel, “Cette Nuit, Zulma”), Geneviève Brisac, Jean-Luc...

After the Ongola FabLab… the mobile FabLab!

On 23 May, we opened the first mobile Solidarity FabLab in Cameroon in association with AUF.
Young Cameroonians in all regions of the country will be able to access digital manufacturing tools, develop their skills and make their projects a reality.

And the winner of the Orange Book prize in Africa is...

Cameroonian writer Djaïli Amadou Amal has won the Orange Book Award in Africa for his book "Munyal, the tears of patience", published by Proximité in 2017. The jury described the novel as “A strong, sincere, rebellious voice, served by a language that promotes its culture.” The Award launched in October 2018 reflects our desire to work to promote literary talent in Africa and encourage the local publishing industry.

The Jastrzębie-Zdrój Women’s Digital Centre

The Jastrzębie-Zdrój Digital Centre in Poland welcomes young women to develop their digital skills. The association runs "design thinking" workshops, logo creation or website creation, as well as professional workshops on how to create and manage your own micro company and prepare for a job interview.

Making digital technology a driver of equal opportunity

Making digital technology a driver of equal...

All over France, the Orange Foundation helps people in difficulty to enter the digital age and achieve social and professional integration. In 2019, over 50,000 of them will benefit. These two films help to promote our Digital Workshops, one of our 3 integration programmes: 10,000 digital...

The Sokolowsko Digital Centre in Poland

In a rural area, the Women’s Digital Centre of Sokolowsko runs digital education workshops for 60 women aged 25 to 45 to help them find work. The workshops are run by inspiring women so that they can exchange ideas, learn new skills, gain self-confidence and become more independent. To enable mothers to attend workshops, programming and robotics classes are offered to their children.

Autism Info Service: launch of a unique service sponsored by the Orange Foundation

Autism Info Service: launch of a unique...

In France, Autism Info Service is the first nationwide, online and free-of-charge information and listening service designed to help and guide people with autism, their entourage and medico-social professionals. By telephone (0800 71 40 40) and via the internet (www.autismeinfoservice.fr), it...

Photo reportage on the construction of the school in the village of Mudusa

Photo reportage on the construction of the...

In the Orange Village of Mudusa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the construction of the primary school has been going well thanks to the on-site support from the association SOS Enfants. Indeed, after having finished construction on the hospital, our teams have been busy working since...

The Orange Book Prize in Africa: the jury revealed

The Orange Book Prize in Africa: the jury...

The Orange Book Prize in Africa launched this year recognises a novel written in French by an African writer and published between 1 January 2017 and 30 October 2018 by an African publishing house. The objective is to unearth and support new authors and promote access to culture and knowledge....

African Schools WikiChallenge: writing to connect to the world

African Schools WikiChallenge: writing to...

Students who don’t have access to school books or an internet connection need to be able to learn and connect to the world, despite these limitations. That is the aim of our Digital Schools and our African Schools WikiChallenge. This competition is aimed at the most disadvantaged schools in...

Morocco: The 1st Digital Centre aimed at single mothers

Morocco: The 1st Digital Centre aimed at...

We have opened the first Women's Digital Centre in Casablanca, Morocco, to train women without qualifications or a job. Christine Albanel, deputy chair of the Orange Foundation, Aicha Ech-Chenna, chair and founder of ASF, Yves Gauthier, Managing Director of Orange Morocco They can receive...

2018/2019 Solidarity FabLabs Challenge: and the winners are...

2018/2019 Solidarity FabLabs Challenge: and...

The 3 #Imake4MyCity challenge prizes were presented on Thursday 24 January during a festive evening at La Recyclerie in Paris. The projects by the Poland Solidarity FabLab, the Tunisia Youth and Science Solidarity FabLab and the Lisungi Solidarity FabLab in the Democratic Republic of Congo each...

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