The Orange Foundation will launch in the coming weeks, the 2nd phase of its programme to set up “digital houses” in Cameroon. During this second phase, 10 new “digital houses” will be equipped throughout the country, the management of this foundation announced on 28 July in Sangmelima in the southern region.
This was during the commissioning ceremony of the 5th “digital house” of the Orange Foundation in Cameroon, after the ones already in operation in Yaounde V, in the Cameroonian capital; Kumba, in the South-West; Bamenda, in the North-West; and Bertoua, in the Eastern region of the country. In this digital areas, we learn, the foundation established by the telecoms operator Orange is planning to train about 500 women generally from the less privileged social classes.
Indeed, the programme “digital houses” led by the Orange Foundation in Cameroon, in partnership with the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family, we learn, “is about setting up within partnering Women and Family Promotion Centres, fully equipped digital rooms, to help with the employability of women and to develop their income-generating activities. This through training modules on basic entrepreneurship using digital tools”.
According to Evelyne Enguelle Ngono, the representative of the Chairwoman of the Orange Foundation to the ceremony on 28 July in Sangmelima, the modules taught to the beneficiaries of the “digital houses” “are also meant to promote the digital inclusion of women by acquainting them with digital tools and adapted software”. This way, she continued, “the Orange Cameroun Foundation, paying close attention to the fate of the least privileged, will contribute to correction of the digital gap in cities as well as in the countryside, between men and women”.