ORT became active in Brazil during the Second World War, offering vocational training to Jewish refugees in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In 1945, it established a school in Rio de Janeiro which provided Jewish education and vocational training in fields such as television, electronics, chemistry, business administration and data processing.
Today, the Instituto de Tecnologia ORT is ranked one of the best schools in the country. Specialising in STEM education, it provides students with a head start in fields attractive to today’s employers, in an environment where they are able to explore their love of Judaism.
Meet Camila, ORT Brazil biology teacher
Camila was a student at ORT Brazil in 1998. After graduating from ORT, she went to university to study a Master’s degree and a PHD in biology.
“I believe that while I was studying at ORT, I discovered my passion for science. I had the opportunity to make experiments, hands-on activities and this is how I discovered I liked science.”
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