Orange Jordan’s new CEO Thierry Marigny announced that the company launched its digital umbrella which holds under it a group of Orange Digital Centers in different areas of the Kingdom, within the company’s efforts to contribute to the development of local communities, stemming from being a leading local company in providing internet services across all cities and governorates.
Marigny added during a press conference held on Sunday 29th of July, that since the beginning, Orange Jordan has taken upon itself achieving His Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision of transformation towards becoming a knowledge society, the thing that falls in line with its five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020” which is set as its priorities of both, benefitting from the internet usage across the Kingdom and bridging the digital gap. The company has also signed a number of agreements with different parties, to announce that they will be equipping ten digital centers in different governorates, where they would be announced once ready, to welcome the beneficiaries.
CEO of Orange Jordan talked about the importance of these centers, especially that they will offer beneficiaries the opportunity to enter the internet world in a more professional manner, and set the topics that matter to them, affirming that they provide an opportunity for job creation, through promoting their products online, resulting in better accessibility, higher incomes, and an improved standard of living, in light of the current dependence on the internet and the valuable information it provides.
Marigny presented the partners of this important initiative, comprising of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoICT), the National information Technology Center ( NITC) and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), where the company signed many important agreements to start preparations for these technical centers, affirming their role in facilitating the company to carry out digital transformation in the Kingdom.
From her side, PR, CSR, and Corporate Communication Director, Eng. Rana Dababneh said during the press conference that the full preparation of these centers will follow suit, and are expected to be completed by the end of this year, and the rest by early next year, pointing out that the company was able to obtain funding from the Orange Foundation, due to the significance and support carried by the project.
Dababneh talked about Orange Jordan’s role in this initiative, saying that it will provide computers, renovate existing centers to create more expansion and benefit from the existing space, and the company will also design and hold training workshops on different topics requested by citizens.
Dababneh affirmed that these centers will cover a number of areas to include different segments of society, where there will be special centers targeting youth, while others directed towards empowering women, and these centers will also prepare refugees, and other segments.
She explained that these centers will enable both genders to have a better career by training them on the latest technologies and teaching them how to create small projects and promote them on social media networks.