Since 2007, World ORT has operated in Israel as World ORT Kadima Mada, implementing programs that have raised standards of STEM education in underprivileged communities – Jewish and non-Jewish – in the country’s northern and southern peripheries.

From the Kfar Silver Youth Village in southern Israel, to YOUniversity programs, ORT works to address educational disparity in under-resourced communities in Israel’s periphery.

Programs include the renovation and modernization of more than 1,000 classrooms and laboratories – providing not only equipment such as interactive whiteboards but also training and learning materials; the establishment of after-school programs to introduce students to applied science subjects; the establishment of a science park in the coastal city of Kiryat Yam; and the running of educational services in all of Israel’s public hospitals to ensure children do not fall behind in their studies while undergoing treatment.

Click here to visit the World ORT Kadima Mada website.