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Digital Education For The Disabled

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Bogah Chilinde.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
On July 8, 2016, Orange Foundation will for the seventh consecutive year award top achieving students in the Special Needs Category (SNC) at the Botswana Examination Council (BEC) Annual Excellence Awards. The SNC recognises studentsí hard work and excellence in their final examinations, despite the situation they find themselves in.

This award reinforces Orange Foundation strategy of supporting digital education for Batswana. The award promotes digital education for students living with disabilities by offering them digital tools such as laptops, JAWS software and tablets.

“JAWS is a software that makes learning for the visually impaired easier as it converts written text into spoken words and reads out the info in the computer screen through speakers or headphones.

With such advancements in technology, there is no reason why visually impaired students can’t be as technologically advanced as their counterparts,” said Boga Chilinde-Masebu, PR and Foundation Manager of Orange Botswana.

Chilinde-Masebu stated that she was impressed with the benefits of the prizes as some previous recipients have been able to learn different skills through the use of the laptops and the software.

“We hope that empowering the students through the use of digital education tools will change their lives and help them become self-sufficient and independent,” concluded Chilinde-Masebu.  This Award ceremony is organised by BECl in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, to recognise high performing students in their PSLE, JCE and BGCSE examinations.

 

About Orange

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is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40 billion euros in 2015 and 155,000 employees worldwide as at March 31, 2016, including 96,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 252 million customers worldwide as at March 31, 2016, including 191 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) a§nd on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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