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Orange Jordan and Luminus Mobile FabLab first cohort graduation

Orange Jordan and Luminus Education celebrated the graduation of the Mobile FabLab’s first cohort via Zoom in line with COVID measures. The event was attended by the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, CEO of Luminus Education, Ibrahim Al Safadi, and media representatives.

 

The lab is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The graduation of 9 students who joined the program in its first stop in the Jordanian German Center of Excellence for Solar Energy in Al Mafraq came after they received free training in digital fabrication for two months, prior to the Mobile FabLab moving to its next stop in Jerash governorate.

 

The Mobile FabLab aims to create a comprehensive infrastructure across the Kingdom, to teach and train beneficiaries in the latest digital fabrication devices, tools, and programs such as web development, computer-controlled design and cutting, scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing electronic panels, and programing.

 

The mobile program was inspired and built by FabLab Irbid. The fabrication facility in Irbid is the first digital fabrication lab in Jordan and one of the 20 largest facilities under the International Fab Foundation network.

Luminus ShamalStart inaugurated FabLab Irbid in 2016, to support owners of creative and promising projects in the north of Jordan with the necessary resources to transform their ideas into actual prototypes that serve their local communities and help develop industries at large.

Orange Jordan supported the Mobile FabLab launch by covering five students’ training fees, while the program continues to receive support from Orange Foundation under the Solidarity FabLab that supports 90 labs in 16 countries.

 

CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny stressed the importance of the Mobile FabLab in expanding the free digital training scheme that Orange provides for youth across the Kingdom, to boost their opportunities in starting innovative projects or finding a job based on the skills they receive.

 

On his part, CEO of Luminus Education, Ibrahim Al Safadi, said “We are excited to celebrate the result of our partnership with Orange Jordan in the Mobile FabLab, an important and proactive step to enhance digital education to maximize reach in different governorates, a goal that Luminus Group strives continuously to achieve.”

 


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.

To learn more about us, please visit our website: www.orange.jo

 

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).

 

About Luminus

 

Luminus is a pioneering educational institution offering high-quality, demand-driven, accessible, technical and practical education that is powered by technology and is in line with the latest local, regional and international labor market requirements - through its state-of-the-art campuses located in Amman and Irbid, Jordan.

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