Orange Jordan announces the winners of the local version of Orange Social Venture Prize

Orange Jordan announces the winners of the local version of Orange Social Venture Prize

5 Oct 2020
​Orange Jordan concluded the fourth and local edition of Orange Social Venture prize and announced the winners during an online ceremony that was attended by the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, Jury and several representatives from the media and entrepreneurship sector. The Carers project, won the first place and a JD 5,000, the Accessible Jordan, took the second place with a prize of JD 3,000, and the Kinda, in the third place with a JD 1,000.In addition to the financial prizes, the winners will have the opportunity to participate in the tenth international edition of the award, whose prizes amount to € 25,000, € 15,000, and €10,000 for the first three winners. The competition will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The Carers project forms a link between families and care providers, including home nursing, child care and physiotherapy, while Accessible Jordan seeks to raise awareness, enhance access to services for people with disabilities and create their own database, while Kinda, allows learning Arabic calligraphy through a website dedicated to this purpose, plus manufacturing products with Arabic calligraphy.  Orange Jordan CEO, Thierry Marigny, affirmed that awarding the projects is one of the company's most important annual initiatives that focuses on the contribution of technology-based projects that can be implemented on reality, and the level that meets the needs of the Jordanian society, especially as this falls within Orange's efforts to accelerate digital transformation with the associated positive return for the individuals and society. Marigny thanked the jury for their efforts in selecting the best projects, following up on the qualified projects and providing advice for their development, pointing out that these efforts support the active role in development, which is a fundamental pillar for Orange Jordan's programs and initiatives to encourage youth due to its role in socio-economic development. The jury consists of influential personalities in the fields of leadership and community work, CEO of Injaz, Deema Bibi, CEO at Information and Communications Technology Association- Jordan (int@j), Eng. Nidal Bitar, CEO of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF), Valentina Kassisieh, CEO of Jordan Education for Employment, Ghadeer Khuffash, Country Manager at PACES Charity organization, Mohammad Al-Amish, Co-founder of Business Women In The Arab World and Managing Partner of Amam Ventures, Fida Taher. Economic Adviser at the United Nations Development Program, Rasha Manna, in addition to PR, CSR, and Corporate Communication director at Orange Jordan, Eng. Rana Al-Dababneh.  PR, CSR, and Corporate Communication Director at Orange Jordan, Eng. Rana AlDababneh, expressed her pride in level of winning this year's projects, which will represent the Kingdom in the international version, saying that Orange Jordan held the competition for the fourth consecutive year within its CSR to emphasize on the continuation of this approach in supporting the projects, and its belief in the potential of Jordanian youth in bringing positive changes in the economy and society. -END-
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