The event will give you the opportunity to be part of the decisions which will determine the direction in which World ORT will go in the next four years, as well as to see first-hand many of our wonderful programs which are helping to transform the lives of young people in Israel.
The General Assembly meetings are open to all GA delegates, members of the Board of Representatives and members of the Board of Trustees. Delegates’ guests and spouses are also invited to attend the site visits and the gala dinner.
The GA program will comprise:
Sunday May 22
Monday May 23
Site visits to World ORT-Kadima Mada programs across Israel (see details below).
Tuesday May 24
An optional pre-GA Mission is planned to take place on Thursday 19th May. The mission to selected World ORT-Kadima Mada programs will enable participants to grasp a greater understanding of the essential work being carried out in order to transform lives and communities in both the north and the south of the country.
On Monday May 23rd, delegates and their guests/spouses will have the opportunity to visit a selection of the projects that are being successfully implemented throughout Israel which are helping young people to achieve their full potential, whatever their background. The visits will be selected from the following list of programs:
Two of the three Youth Villages that have recently become part of the school management network, Hodayot and Kfar Hassidim are helping to turn around the lives of young people, many of whom come from immigrant families suffering from poverty. Each provides residential schooling for 250-300 students at risk.
Successfully encouraging high school students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related subjects through after-school courses in applied subjects ranging from 3D printing to fashion, architecture to young doctors. Located in seven venues throughout Israel, the Centers cater to mainstream Jewish, Haredi and Arab communities.
Israel’s largest technical college for practical engineers and our newest partner in this strategically important city, the College provides training for 2,000 students, creating a skilled workforce for Israel’s defense, science and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries.
This program provides children who are too ill to attend school with the support they need to maintain their studies, enjoy recreational activities and stay in contact with friends and family. Tens of thousands of children annually benefit from this program which is conducted in all of Israel’s hospitals.
See first-hand how the Campus, comprising an open-air Science Park with a Planetarium, an Oceanarium and interactive exhibits, as well as a Science Center, a Marine Sports Center and an Ethiopian Heritage Center, has transformed in the city of Kiryat Yam.
Home to some of our most gifted high school students from around the world, the Academy implements a program that will see its graduates continue to the Technion Israel Institute of Technology for a university degree in engineering.
The school, with a specialized agricultural track, serves around 1,600 students including Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, Bedouin, Circassians and refugees from African countries, many of whom come from extremely impoverished backgrounds.
Located close to the Gaza border, the entire school campus was recently refurbished with reinforced materials to help its 1,200 students study without the fear and disruption caused by rocket and mortar attacks. The school’s state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center was provided by World ORT.