Orange Jordan honors the first wave of graduates from Microsoft Digital literacy program in Northern Jordan Valley
The students constitute the first wave of graduates to gain basic computer and Internet skills, as part of the grand project organized in collaboration with Shabakat Al Ordon to reach 24,000 citizens around the Kingdom. The students were honored in a graduation ceremony that took place at Shikh Hussain Sport Complex, under the patronage of his Excellency Mr. Adnan Otoum, Acting Governor of Northern Jordan Valley. During the ceremony, certificates of completion issued by Microsoft were disseminated to the students who completed the training prerequisites.
Orange Jordan’s CEO Nayla Khawam highlighted the importance of empowering the Kingdom’s youth and to help our communities benefit from the global ICT revolution in a way that spurs their cultural evolution, thereby making a real difference in the lives of people.
“We are proud of the first batch of graduates,” commented Khawam, “and the fact that it is comprised of individuals of varying age groups and sexes indicates that the Orange broadband Fund has become a major influence in the proliferation of internet penetration in the Kingdom’s governorates, undoubtedly as a result of the special discount offer we launched several months ago.”
“Moreover, we recently celebrated the launch of the computer lab at the Zarqa Secondary School for Boys, which came to crown our efforts towards improving the educational environments in 500 schools around the Kingdom,” she added.
Commenting on this achievement, Shabakat Al Ordon’s CEO Rami Karmi said: “The event we celebrate today signals the start of a new age of ICT awareness in the Kingdom’s governorates, one in which these essential learning tools are used effectively towards the development of the local community.”
Orange Jordan's CSR strategy was launched in mid 2010 to deliver two key projects to the community: the Orange Internet Fund and the Orange Villages project. The first seeks to bolster Internet penetration in the Kingdom’s governorates through a variety of special campaigns, in addition to making the Internet an integral tool in the educational process of various public schools around the Kingdom through infrastructure rehabilitation and capacity building. The latter is a unique project that seeks to deliver much-needed community development initiatives to rural poverty pockets around the Kingdom.