The Women Digital Centre program is dedicated to ensuring that women are not left behind in the digital and technological space and are awarded equal opportunities to use or own digital technologies. It promotes access and use of digital technologies by women and girls from rural and hard to reach places.
The initiative is designed to deliver literacy, micro-entrepreneurial skills and training modules to women in disadvantaged situations. It further aims to teach women basic business management and promote digital inclusion by providing them with technical equipment such as computers, laptops, projectors, tablets, printers and USBs, teaching them to use these digital tools as well as basic software familiarity.
The main goal of this initiative is not only to provide women with education, but also to help them become financially independent, thus owning businesses that create employment for other women.
As we build-up to the much-anticipated Orange Selibe-Phikwe marathon we reminisce on the impact Orange has made in the lives of the people in Selebi - Phikwe and surrounding areas.
Our major objective continues to be fostering innovation and technology for socio-economic advancement. This initiative will implement practical measures to empower women, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds, in a lasting and significant way. It specifically highlights the necessity to drastically quicken the speed of growth in order to fully and equally include women in leadership roles at all levels of innovation delivery.
Orange Botswana made its mark in 2021 in partnership with Eagles Avenue as we expanded our Women’s Digital Center programme to empower women in Selebi Phikwe, becoming the fourth amongst seven to open in Botswana.
On the 28th of July 2023, the Orange Botswana Foundation launched it’s 8th WDC in Selebi Phikwe. The platform will serve more than 100 women annually who are excluded from the majority of economic activity and have not yet looked for ways to improve their capacity to take an active role in the nation’s economy.
Disadvantaged women in neighbourhood will receive training modules in ICT literacy and micro-enterprise skills from the Child-Aid WDC, which is based in Selebi- Phikwe. The initiative intends to give women a platform where they can use their ICT literacy and business acumen to become financially independent by starting their own enterprises.
The marathon is an essential opportunity for Orange Botswana to promote the towns potential and attractiveness, as well as to support local inhabitants and already established companies. Our goal is to create a lasting legacy that promotes technological advancement and innovation for the benefit of the residents of Selebi Phikwe.