With EU funding, Orange Jordan Establishes 3 New Digital Centers

With EU funding, Orange Jordan Establishes 3 New Digital Centers

8 Dec 2020
​Amman, December 07, 2020 - Orange Jordan signed an agreement with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MODEE), to continue supporting the five knowledge centers that were established under Orange Community Digital Centers, in addition to establishing 3 new digital centers under the European Union-funded "Innovate Jordan" Program. Innovate Jordan is a joint project between the EU and Orange Jordan's Innovation Space project, which aims to empower youth digitally and provide the necessary training to help them find job opportunities or start their own businesses.  This agreement is a continuation of the partnership between Orange Jordan and MODEE, as the company is executing the Orange Community Digital Centers in Mafraq, Ma'an, Mleih in Madaba, Irbid, and Tafila.  The new centers will be established in Jerash, Zarqa, and Madaba, bringing the total number of the executed centers in cooperation with the ministry to 8 centers, with an aim to increase the number of these vital programs that provide digital training, as well as enhance youth's innovation and leadership skills.    Minister of Digital Economy And Entrepreneurship, H. E Ahmad Hanandeh, stressed on the importance of the digital centers established by Orange in partnership with the Ministry, as it bridge between youth in the different governorates and the needed digital skills in the labor market and the entrepreneurial sector. Mentioned the importance of empowering youth and providing them with the necessary tools to play an effective role economically and socially.   CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, expressed his appreciation for partnering with the Ministry in order to offer youth required digital skills in labor market or develop entrepreneurial projects that support the socio-economic development, pointing out that Orange is making use of its digital and technical resources in implementing these programs as part of its CSR, and based on its role as a leading and responsible digital provider and the Kingdom's digital partner.  Marigny added that the company intends to expand Orange Community Digital Centers after it has succeeded in achieving a remarkable impact on the lives of the beneficiaries and their communities, and it is committed to supporting youth in Jordan across the Kingdom to contribute to the advancement of different sectors, this is reflected by the company's various programs, including Orange Coding Academy and the startup Accelerator Program (BIG). - End-  
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