ORT Belgium is a fundraising organisation, using missions and school visits to raise money from its supporters. In recent years it has led visits to ORT schools and colleges in France, Lithuania, Argentina and Ukraine.
Belgian ORT was established in 1946 primarily to educate Jewish children who had returned from the camps so that they could enter regular schools.
Over the next 20 years, thousands of people – most of them minors – were trained in fields as varied as electromechanics and dressmaking, across three vocational schools, 20 training workshops and an agricultural centre. ORT provided pupils with monetary assistance, food and clothing parcels.