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Ministry of Youth and Orange Jordan Sign Cooperation Agreement for Digital Centers Funded by European Union

Orange Jordan signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Youth for youth centers in the kingdom.  

The agreement was signed by Minister of Youth, Mohammad Al Nabulsi, and CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, the signing was attended by Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth Hussein Jbour and Orange Jordan Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, Raslan Deiranieh.

Under the agreement, Orange Jordan will digitalize and rehabilitate the digital training halls in three youth centers located in different governorates, as part of the “Innovate Jordan” program funded by the European Union, to increase the number of beneficiaries and provide young Jordanians with opportunities to utilize the latest technological innovations necessary to their integration into a professional working environment.

The centers offer training programs on various technological and life skills, including data, computers and managing events and conferences.

The new centers are an extension to the partnership between Orange Jordan and the Ministry of Youth, as the current centers in Ajloun, Balqa, and Aqaba succeeded in providing Jordanian youth with the required digital, soft, and entrepreneurial skills to increase their employability chances, and allow them to establish their own businesses.

Commenting on the agreement, Nabulsi said: "Through our partnership with Orange, we seek to integrate digital technologies into the ministry's programs to provide the young joiners of the digital centers with a set of specialized training on such technologies”.

Nabulsi stressed the importance of ensuring that training program outputs can be implemented in real life, by preparing young males and females to enter the local and global labor market with all the necessary practical and life skills.

CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, expressed pride in the partnership of Orange Jordan and the Ministry of Youth to enable Jordanian youth and enhance their digital skills, especially through the digital centers located across the kingdom, in line with the company’s role as a responsible digital leader and the kingdom’s digital partner.

Marigny said that Orange Jordan seeks to encourage youth to play an integral role and develop their skills in line with new international trends and the labor market, which is essential to the national economy and local communities as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and its strong belief in the role of youth.



About Innovate Jordan programme

The 'Innovation for Enterprise Growth & Jobs' (‘Innovate Jordan’ in short) is a EUR 20 million with programme, funded by the European union in Jordan. The programme’s overall objective is to support private sector-led innovation that could drive inclusive economic development and promote systematic change in the local enterprise and innovation ecosystem in Jordan.

The Programme will be implemented until 2024, through three grants. First Grant action, called ‘Scale-Up Roadmap for Growing Enterprises’ (SURGE) is implemented by a consortium led by Endeavor Jordan in partnership with BeyondCapital and Oasis500. Second Grant action, called ‘Jordan Industry 4.0 & Digitalization Innovation Centre’ (InJo4.0) is implemented by a consortium led by SAM Engineering & Trade Co. in partnership with Amman Chamber of Industry, IBTECAR, Transition Technologies - Advanced Solutions and Tum Tech, Third Grant action, called “Innovation Space” is implemented by Orange Jordan.



About Orange Jordan

Orange Jordan is a leading provider of multi telecom services, offering a broad lineup of fixed, mobile, internet and data services to meet personal and business needs of expanding residential and business base of about 5 million customers across the Kingdom. Over 1600 employees are dedicated to lead the company to ultimate levels of excellence.

The company, also, stands as the provider of the strongest Internet for its mobile, home and business customers, via the most advanced infrastructure. As Orange Jordan continues to invest in all its networks, it also stands as the sole provider of the latest version of the fourth-generation network (4G+) and serves the largest share of Fiber customers in the local market.

Orange Jordan is one of Orange Group’s subsidiaries that offer a wide range of communication services not only to individuals but also to businesses under the brand Orange Business Services (OBS), through which a comprehensive set of IT and telecommunication services are offered to multinational companies.

The company’s sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility strategy focuses on empowering youth, women and people with disabilities in three main areas: Digital inclusion, Digital Education and Entrepreneurship via its Community Digital Centers, Startups Innovation Growth Accelerator (BIG), Orange Coding Academy, Scholarships for students majoring in technological Disciples, Universities’ Innovation Labs, and Digital Accessibility program “Differently Abled, Definitely Enabled”.

In December 2019, Orange Group announced the strategic plan for the coming five years, Engage 2025, which aims to reinvent Orange’s operator model, accelerate in growth areas, place data and AI at the heart of its innovation model and build the company of tomorrow.

This new strategy is considered a work frame and a strong local commitment guided by social and environmental responsibility, as it will embrace fostering a business model that is devoted and liable to its employees, customers and society as a whole.

It also sets the group and its subsidiaries committed to tackling the climate challenge, by dedicating the efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

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About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 88,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 268 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 209 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.

Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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