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Thank you to the Solidarity FabLabs in Africa & Europe!

Thank you to the Solidarity FabLabs in Africa...

In early April, the FabLabs showed all their enthusiasm and solidarity by developing visors for healthcare workers. So we decided to financially support 52 of the Solidarity FabLabs in our international network, who were keen to start producing the visors. Thanks to the exceptional mobilisation...

FabLabs show solidarity with Orange stores

FabLabs show solidarity with Orange stores

Since last week, several Solidarity FabLabs from the Foundation have been producing protective visors for employees working in Orange stores. The aim is to allow Orange to reopen its stores in the best conditions possible for the health and safety of the employees and customers alike. The...

Initial shortlist for the 2020 Orange Book Prize

The panel of judges met on 12 May by videoconference and shortlisted 21 novels. Discover the full list at lecteurs.com. The six finalists will be announced on 15 June.

Orange Foundation Moldova turns 10

Orange Foundation Moldova turns 10

The Orange Foundation Moldova celebrates its 10th birthday with its beneficiaries, partners and Orange employees. An opportunity to showcase the actions it leads to improve living conditions in the country. Improving the lives of 400,000 people "The projects of the Orange Foundation Moldova...

Protective visors for caregivers, produced by the Solidarity FabLabs

Protective visors for caregivers, produced by...

In order to overcome the lack of masks, over the past two weeks, several FabLabs have begun designing and producing protective visors. The act of solidarity draws on the flexibility and potential of digital manufacturing to address an urgent need. The Orange Foundation has today decided to help...

Africa and the Middle East: emergency action to save lives

Africa and the Middle East: emergency action...

The spread of the Covid-19 epidemic throughout Africa has led many to fear for the worst. The Orange Foundation has sent its local Foundations in Africa and the Middle East protective equipment and money for staple items. The assistance comes in addition to contributions from the Orange...

TSARA, available in Arabic!

TSARA, available in Arabic!

For the World Autism Awareness Day 2020, we have improved our mobile app, Tsara, which is now available in Arabic! The serious game for people with autism, is available on smartphone or tablet. The new version was developed by a Tunisian startup, NEXT GEN CORP, with the support of the...

Coronavirus: Orange sets-up 8 million euro crisis fund in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Coronavirus: Orange sets-up 8 million euro...

As part of efforts to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, Orange has allocated an additional three million euros to the Orange Foundation. This special fund will be used to support a variety of healthcare and preventive initiatives, and to provide essential supplies in all countries in which the...

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...

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...

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...

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