Orange has put digital equality at the heart of its Engage 2025 strategy. Consistent with our purpose, “as a trusted partner, Orange gives everyone the keys to a responsible digital world”, and our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Group committed to open an Orange Digital Center in all of our operating countries by 2025.
Orange Digital Centers are dedicated to delivering digital innovation and training to all. This network of free and inclusive resources supports local start-ups and projects using digital technology.
Making digital an opportunity for everyone
Orange Digital Centers serve as support and development centres for everyone to gain digital and entrepreneurial skills. From coding training to small business coaching, they cover a wide range of activities. Free and open to all, the facilities promote learning based on concrete projects. Training courses in digital technology are available for students, job seekers and young people with or without qualifications.
Their objective? To enable everyone to gain vital digital skills, help young job seekers find worthwhile careerq and promote entrepreneurship.
As a true network of opportunities, Orange Digital Centers bring together several strategic programmes into one place:
A Code School, which acts as a center for vocational training and events.
An Orange Fab, a start-up accelerator that forges national and international business partnerships with one or more Group entities.
Orange Ventures, 350 million investment fund with an international focus, which finances innovative startups in Orange's areas of expertise and beyond.
Africa and the Middle East
Orange Digital Centers work closely with all stakeholders including governments (National Ministries of Education and Higher Education) and academia, strengthening young people’s employability and encouraging innovation. In Tunis, 27 partner universities participate in the scheme along with five other hubs throughout the region, to help as many people as possible make the most of digital technology.
The Orange Digital Center concept will be rolled out across all of our operating countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Working as a network, these hubs promote the exchange of experiences and expertise on a large scale. By 2025, 32 Orange Digital Centers should be opened across Africa and Europe (Engage 2025: our new strategic plan)
How Orange Tunisia commits to supporting young people
Since the launch of the program, 21,350 young Tunisians have already been trained and coached in digital technology, and 6,970 jobs have been created, with an insertion rate of 95% in Tunisia or abroad. In addition, 1,000 middle and high school students have been introduced to coding.