Botswana mobile operator promotes women’s digital inclusion


Orange Botswana, a mobile network company, has reaffirmed commitment to empower the less privileged and close digital gap that women and girls face.

Speaking at the opening of the second Women Digital Centre opened in Molepolole, a village west of the capital Gaborone, Boga Chilinde-Masebu, the company’s spokesperson on Monday said the country should aims to promote digital inclusion.

The first centre was opened in Ghanzi, a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, the western part of Botswana.

“The program empowers the economically vulnerable women by providing them with training in digital technology, management skills and use of basic software to improve their employability and business management skills,” said Chilinde-Masebu.

Chilinde-Masebu further said that the program is targeted at women in disadvantaged situations who normally have limited access to educational opportunities.

“This technology will bring women into contact with the broader world, opening up access to education and vocational training in a very cost effective way,” Chilinde-Masebu said.

According to Orange Botswana, the Centre will reach out to over 100 women in Molepolole and surrounding areas by accelerating uptake of learning modules and enhancing technological knowledge of the vulnerable groups (girls and women).

Orange intends to seek more partners in Botswana various villages and remote areas to partner with in opening the Centres. Enditem

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