Digital for all
We join forces with partners who, like us, support digital inclusion.
DigitAll: Signing the Digital Inclusion Charter
We are joining forces with DigitAll, a coalition of businesses, social organisations and government bodies working together to improve digital inclusion in Belgium.
We have therefore signed the Digital Inclusion Charter which includes practical steps to help bridge the digital divide, such as setting up a free digital training centre, sponsorship projects to support associations in the field, donations of reconditioned PCs, volunteer days for our employees, and more. At Orange, we believe that digital represents a great opportunity and we want as many people to be able to access it as possible.
This undertaking is even more relevant when you realise that almost 50% of Belgians are digitally vulnerable (source: the King Baudouin Foundation Digital Inclusion Barometer - 2022). https://kbs-frb.be/fr/barometre-inclusion-numerique-2022
Together we are building a more digitally inclusive world.
63,078 € in donations to benefit an inclusive association
Orange is 6 years old! On the occasion of this birthday, we proposed to you to choose a gift from the catalogue of the Orange Thank You loyalty programme or to convert it into a donation. 1 in 5 customers opted for the donation! Thank you so much for your generosity!
These donations were allocated to support projects in Belgium that relate either to the environment (Natuurpunt/Natagora) or to digital inclusion. Thus 63,078 € were given to ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (TADA)!
The goal?To help accompany socially vulnerable young people by purchasing tablets and learning devices, financing visits to scientific or technological sites… All this in order to, ultimately, reinforce the social integration of these children between 9 and 12 years of age.
We are delighted to be advancing side by side with you in our efforts to make digital a factor fostering equality of opportunity.
BeCode: developing the web developer profession
Orange is proud to be an active partner and founding member of BeCode. Developers don’t grow on trees in Belgium and that is why in 2016 three Belgian entrepreneurs decided to found a dedicated school for developers: BeCode. Nearly 2,000 people have already received training there. This project is a concrete result of our ambition to foster digital inclusion. Until this goal is achieved we will continue to spare no effort to support BeCode in this training project.
Who is it for?
Anyone who is totally into technology and wants to become one of Belgium’s great web developers.
Graduate in 7 months
With the help of BeCode, beginners become junior web developers in just 7 months. They then follow an internship at a company like Orange to sharpen their skills. Every year, hundreds of web developers leave the BeCode program with valuable skills and a diploma.
Tada: 2 curious classes and 10 motivated employees
Every year, on a voluntary basis, we go out and encounter young students from underprivileged socioeconomic backgrounds.
In collaboration with the non-profit association Tada, we hold fun and creative workshops on the topic of ICT (information and communication technologies), covering subjects ranging from networks through binary language to the evolution of mobile phones as well as apps.
During such moments of sharing, the employees try to inspire these 11 year-olds, and they always come back inspired in turn by their smiles and potential.
We are convinced of the interest of these training courses in the field, and hope to structurally reinforce this type of partnership.