The Orange Foundation supports initiatives which empower women in difficulty through its program “Women’s Digital Centers” (WDC). The program aims to teach women basic management and entrepreneurial skills and promote digital inclusion by teaching them to use digital tools and basic software. The ultimate goal of this initiative is not only to provide women with education, but also to help them become financially independent.
Speaking at the handover ceremony which was held at the Humana People to People premises in Ghanzi, Orange Legal and Corporate Affairs Director Ms Lepata Mafa-Nthomola said that Humana was the first local organization to benefit from the Women’s Digital Centers program. The Humana centre has been equipped with digital devices, software and training content which will be used to train over 200 disadvantaged women in Ghanzi and surrounding areas.
“It is our hope and belief that by digitizing the Humana centre, we will contribute significantly to the empowerment of our local women and girls. Our aim is not only to provide women with education, but also to help them become financially independent. Through these Digital Centers we want to give them the power to realise their potential to enable them to fully participate socially and economically in our society,” she said.
In addition to the handing over of equipment to Humana, Orange presented Golekwang Molapong with a cheque of P59 166.34. The single mother of 2 was announced as one of the 12 beneficiaries of the Orange Foundation’s Amazing Women Competition which focuses on supporting women who lack financial backing in order to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
Molapong, the only Motswana beneficiary was selected as 1 of the 12 women (11 of whom are from other Orange affiliates) to benefit from this program. Molapong is a 56 years old woman from Bosele Ward in Ghanzi, Botswana and her dream has always been to open and run a successful catering company.