Past Projects

SMART Classrooms in Megiddo, Israel, 2009-2013

As part of World ORT's '1,000 SMART Classrooms' initiative, Megiddo Regional High School was provided with 10 SMART Classrooms in March 2010.

Megiddo Regional High School caters to 700 students from grades 7-12, integrating students from all faiths and those with disabilities in a single school environment.The school has been identified by the Ministry of Education as a 'red' priority educational area, requiring assistance to raise the educational standard.

Social Needs Provision, Sha'ar HaNegev, Israel, 2009

Sha’ar HaNegev Regional High School, located just outside Sderot in Southern Israel, has been a regular target for Kassam rockets from Gaza.

An anonymous ORT UK donor approached the organisation, keen to do something to help. He offered to support the school expenses of a number of children to reduce at least this area of worry for their parents. The money was used to purchase school books, sports kit and equipment for a number of students identified by the school councillors as needing extra help.

Dr. and Mrs. M Brynberg Scholarships, Israel, 2009-

In her legacy, left to ORT UK in September 2008, Mrs Anna Brynberg requested the establishment of a scholarship in her and her husband's name.

The Dr. and Mrs. M Brynberg Scholarships were established in 2009, and will be given each year to two students from Kadima-Mada supported schools in Israel whose economic situation makes it difficult for them to pay for their tertiary education.

ORT Mexico Technology Centre, 2006-2008

Mexico has 12 Jewish Secondary Schools, none of which had the up-to-date IT facilities necessary to teach their students the technical and vocational skills demanded by the modern workplace.

ORT Mexico, with the help of international ORT donors including British ORT, set about dealing with this issue by establishing a media centre which would provide training in the fields of communications and digital media – two of Mexico’s fastest growing industries, to all 12 schools as well as adults wishing to up-skill in the areas of audio, video and digital production.

ORT Argentina Campus, 2006-2007

Argentina's Jewish community is the largest in South America and the seventh largest in the world. ORT educates over 7,300 full and part-time Jewish students in Buenos Aires, or more than 80% of children attending a Jewish high school.

Both of ORT's Schools in Buenos Aires are very highly regarded and, as a result, very much over-subscribed. With very few alternative places available in Jewish secondary schools, parents unable to secure a place for their child at the ORT schools were forced to send them to non-Jewish schools.

The ORT School, Odessa, 2004-2008

The collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s independence in 1991 brought a revival of Jewish life to Odessa. However, the high levels of immigration to Israel and other western countries left the community without its natural leadership.

Ukraine’s economic problems also affected the Jewish community, with many suffering serious economic hardship.

ORT Mishpachtainu School, Kazan, 2000 - 2009

ORT returned to the countries of the Former Soviet Union following the fall of Communism in 1991. In the predominantly-Muslim Republic of Tatarstan, ORT began to operate in 1999, with the full support and backing of the local government and administration.

ORT Kazan grew into the primary Jewish school in the state, catering for nearly 500 Jewish children. The school combines the use of ICT both into a specific curriculum and into the teaching of other subjects such as Hebrew and Jewish studies.

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