South Africa

Founded in 1936, ORT South Africa was, until 1994, a fundraising organization which collected money for ORT projects worldwide.

With the advent of non-racial democracy, ORT South Africa’s fundraising has supported its own projects helping disadvantaged communities in and around Cape Town and Johannesburg.
ORT’s work in South Africa empowers teachers and improves literacy in townships, encourages budding entrepreneurs and provides job search skills and guidance. Hundreds of people in South Africa today find jobs and build their own businesses thanks to ORT.

In 2018, a historic agreement was signed to affiliate South Africa’s leading Jewish schools to ORT.

King David Schools will be affiliated with ORT, benefitting from world class education courses and activities as well as having the opportunity to share resources and know-how with other ORT members.

Click here to visit the World ORT website to learn more.