Each day Orange Guinea is involved in numerous actions with a societal vocation.
Orange Guinea Foundation
The inauguration of the Dabiss Orange Village in Boké marked the beginning of the Orange Guinea Conakry Foundation’s activities in 2016. Located almost 50 km from the border with Guinea Bissau, Dabiss has seen its health centre renovated and water point built, and in the village of Tambidje less than 5km away, a school built and equipped. This has been completed in partnership with the NGO Aide et Action.
This is also the location chosen by the President of the Foundation to launch a vast programme: the Digital Schools programme! The Tambidje school was the first in a long list – topping 30 at the end of 2016 – to receive digital kits including tablets, servers, video projectors and screens. There are also more than 45,000 e-books made available to the teaching staff and pupils in each of the assisted schools.
The 30 schools taking part in the programme – sponsored by Orange Guinea employees – are in Conakry, Maritime Guinea, Middle Guinea, Upper Guinea and Forested Guinea. In Forested Guinea, in addition to employee sponsorship, the Foundation is supported by Plan International Guinée, whose strong presence in the region provides crucial support to its communities.
It’s also in this region that the second Orange Village was inaugurated, in Nona, in the Nzérékoré prefecture.
By the end of 2016, the Orange Guinea foundation had achieved: nearly 18,000 high schools engaged in the Digital Schools programme with 1,500 tablets; two Orange Villages with a value of nearly 300,000 Euros; community action through food donations to orphanages; and further measures including the donation of school desks and financing for items in the health centres.
The Orange Guinea Foundation intends to extend these rich programmes in 2017 around key areas: education, maternity and child health, and culture.
Further CSR activities
2016 has been synonymous with Orange Guinea's determination to be a committed operator in the fields of entrepreneurship, employability and also digital inclusion.
Here are the highlights:
- Three national prizes awarded to projects selected under the Orange Entrepreneur Club awards.
- Partnership with rural radio stations in Guinea strengthened by the supply of electricity, thereby guaranteeing employment and, better, information transmission to more or less isolated areas.
- The inauguration of the Saboutech incubator.
About a hundred schools have been connected to Orange Guinea 3G networks as part of the Government's programme to guarantee high schools access to the digital world, in addition to employment and digital exhibitions that Orange Guinea has participated in.
Of course, Orange Guinea intends to increase its commitment in 2017 by proposing solutions that are particularly relevant for women, a key priority in its CSR strategy.