Our Stories

World ORT continues to change lives today as it has done for more than 130 years. With the support of donors world-wide we have been able to improve access to education, improve career prospects, strengthen communities and replace dependency with self-sufficiency.

'Our Stories' demonstrates some of the many ways in which ORT makes a difference. Read about what ORT has achieved: meet our students, hear our educators, share with our donors.

Teenagers look to the future with World ORT


A one-hour personal audience with the President of the European Court of Human Rights was a high point of a two-day seminar in Strasbourg for past and present participants of World ORT’s Future Leaders Program.[more]

“Palm” project bears fruit


The impact of World ORT's pilot "Assessment in your Palm" programme in Israel has come to the fore in the awarding of this year's Sir Maurice Hatter Prize for best science and technology teacher. The programme, which World ORT is piloting in six Israel schools, uses touch-screen technology to allow students to sketch and comment on ideas as they develop. Each group of three students using the...[more]

ORT’s technology training gives LIFE to women


If you think that women should not bother their pretty little heads with technology then you had better stop reading now. Because ORT Russia has partnered with Project Kesher for their first course in training professionals who will go on to use a new Hewlett-Packard course to help thousands of women master technological tools in the administration and marketing of small businesses. The two...[more]

Second chance students graduate with flying colours


A group of 60 underachieving youths have embarked on careers as technicians after an intensive two-year study programme supported by World ORT in partnership with the UJA-Federation of New York. The young men, many of them olim from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union, graduated from the electronic engineering diploma course at Emek HaYarden College to take up positions in the Israeli Air...[more]