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Orange Jordan and GJU sign an agreement to establish Orange Digital Center Club

Orange Jordan and German Jordan University (GJU) in cooperation with GIZ, signing a cooperation agreement to establish Orange Digital Center Club at the university, aiming to develop youth’s skills to enhance their employability inside and outside Jordan.


According to the agreement signed by Orange Jordan’s CEO, Thierry Marigny and the Universities President, Prof. Manar Fayyad, Orange Digital Center Club will be established inside the university to offer the students training programs to develop their skills and benefit from the specialized trainers in different fields with Orange Digital Center (ODC) program at its HQ in Abdali.


Orange Digital Center includes free comprehensive program such as Coding academy, Fablab, Orange Fab to accelerate startups, in addition to Orange Ventures to fund startups in the Middle East and Africa.


Orange Jordan CEO, Thierry Marigny said: “We are happy to establish the first club of Orange Digital Center at the GJU, where these clubs will contribute in maximizing the students’ benefits across the Kingdom, as the special program will include more students without being centralized in the HQ.”


Marigny stated that the company will rehabilitate the club with the necessary equipment with a fund from GIZ, and it will support the training to enhance digital education, which will shape Jordanian youth’s skills to increase their employability and support them in creating their own project as per the market needs, in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility.


German Jordan University President, Prof. Manar Fayyad, commended the partnership with Orange Jordan, noting that it signifies the partnership between private and public sectors that the university focuses on, as it is considered as an applied university with strong ties with the industrial sector in Jordan and Germany.


Fayyad added that this partnership will add to the students in terms of education, training, and obtaining new skills that help them in starting entrepreneurial projects that will serve the society.


Head of Technical and Vocational Training Projects at GIZ, Ms. Eman Qaraeen, affirmed the project’s importance represents an effective partnership between the private sector and educational institutions, which will contribute in bridging the gap between educational outcomes and labor market requirements, and promote entrepreneurship among students, as its one of the main pillars for the GIZ in the Kingdom.   


GJU will establish the club under its Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, which serves the university’s students and employees in developing their innovative ideas and turning it to companies, where the program resulted in creating several startups; in addition to the Innovation Platform and Lab and the IT incubator.

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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