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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...

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...

A word from Ana from the Madrid Solidarity FabLab

A word from Ana from the Madrid Solidarity...

In 2017, the jury's prize in our international FabLabs Solidaires challenge, #IMake4MyCity, was awarded to young Breakers from the Spanish solidarity FabLabs. Ana took part in the challenge with the Madrid solidarity FabLab. "I fell in love with the programme" "When I first heard about the...

Solidarity FabLabs: a community established thanks to the challenge

Solidarity FabLabs: a community established...

In 2017, the jury's prize in our international Solidarity FabLabs challenge, #IMake4MyCity, was awarded to the Breakers FabLabs, comprising 5 FabLabs in 5 Spanish cities (Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona-Castelldefels, Bilbao). The jury was charmed by the collective dimension of the projects. What's...

A word from Cristian from the Barcelona Solidarity FabLab

A word from Cristian from the Barcelona...

Cristian from the Tinkerers Solidarity FabLab in Barcelona took part in the international Solidarity FabLabs challenge 2017. He talks about his experience in a FabLab which taught him teamwork and how to open up to others. "What I got out of the FabLab was teamwork and interaction with others"...

Botswana: Digital Schools for 2,000 children

Botswana: Digital Schools for 2,000 children

In Botswana, five schools were fitted out with our digital kit in 2018, as part of our Digital Schools programme. After the programme's official launch in Sedibe, Moshopha, Mmanoko, Dikgonnye and Ntlhantlhe, we plan to pursue our efforts to provide the most deprived schools with the benefits of...

The third Solidarity FabLab challenge!

The vote is open! To you to decide the 16 teams ... Our challenge is for young people in difficulty that we train for free in digital manufacturing in our 73 Solidarity FabLabs. We are pleased to present the teams and their projects...

Encouraging schoolchildren to read books with "Les Petits champions de la lecture" (Young Reading Champs)

Encouraging schoolchildren to read books with...

For the second year running, we are partnering "Les Petits champions de la lecture", a major national competition open to all schoolchildren in their last year of primary school. This group adventure sets out to introduce schoolchildren to books and encourage sharing, in a stimulating, playful...

DRC: when you've got drinking water, you can attend school!

DRC: when you’ve got drinking water, you can...

We use digital technology everywhere to advance education, professional training and healthcare, but some very isolated regions have no access to digital. That's where we focus our attention! This is the purpose of our Orange Villages programme. In the Democratic Republic of Congo village of...

2018/2019 solidarity FabLab Challenge: and the chosen teams are...

2018/2019 solidarity FabLab Challenge: and...

One month ago, we announced the launch of our international Solidarity FabLabs challenge #Imake4MyCity. The theme for this year is “sustainable development in everyday life”. Our challenge is aimed at young people in difficulty that we are training in digital manufacturing free-of-charge at our...

First digital training schemes for women in Jordan

First digital training schemes for women in...

We are opening five Women's Digital Centres in Jordan in partnership with the NGO the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD). Jordan thus joins our network of 200 Women's Digital Centres where the objective is to provide training in digital technology and women’s empowerment in...

India: digital technology and mechanics for women's autonomy

India: digital technology and mechanics for...

The “Drive with Pride” project was initiated by the NGO Vatsayla Trust in Mumbai, India, and we have been providing them with support. The objective is to allow women to access to a job by helping them learn to drive and use digital tools, alongside developing their interpersonal skills....

Corsica: young people from local missions get training at the island's first Solidarity FabLab

Corsica: young people from local missions get...

Unemployed young people from the rural local missions of Upper Corsica (Ghisonaccia, Corte, Balagne and Vescovatu) are going to get an introduction in digital manufacturing and get training outside of traditional routes where they’ve been unable to find their path. On 11th October 2018 in Corte,...

Solidarity FabLabs challenge: where are they now?

Solidarity FabLabs challenge: where are they...

In 2017, the Mamiratra - Antananarivo FabLab in Madagascar won the Web Users’ Prize in our international Solidarity FabLabs challenge #Imake4MyCity. The theme of this digital manufacturing challenge was sport for all. The “bionic hand for pétanque” project offers a solution to Madagascans who have...

“Donnerstag aus Licht”: the debut of a new conductor at the opera!

“Donnerstag aus Licht”: the debut of a new...

Discovered and supported by the Orange Foundation as he started out, the young orchestral conductor Maxime Pascal, heading his ensemble Le Balcon, is reviving “Licht”, the famous cycle of seven operas composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen towards the end of his life and staged at La Scala in Milan in...

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