Dear Friends, Stakeholders, and Supporters,

As the festive season of December draws near, a time filled with twinkling lights and warm gatherings, we are reminded of the theme of light that resonates so deeply with our diverse culture and our vision of lifelong education here at ORT SA.

In many cultures, light is a symbol of hope, guidance, and enlightenment. It pushes back the darkness and brings clarity to our paths. This metaphor beautifully aligns with the essence of education – learning is a way to dispel the shadows of ignorance and illuminate the road to knowledge, understanding, and empowerment.

This year, as we celebrate amongst the glow of festive lights, let’s think about the transformative power of education. The greatest gift anyone can receive is not wrapped in glittering paper or tied with a bow. It is the gift of learning, the key to unlocking potential and opening doors to new possibilities.

Our commitment at ORT SA has always been to ensure that this gift reaches as many minds as possible, especially those in the most previously disadvantaged communities. Education is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about lighting a fire of curiosity, fostering a spirit of inquiry, and nurturing the ability to think critically and creatively.

As we move into the holiday season and look towards a new year, I am grateful for your support, passion, and belief in our mission. At ORT SA, we are not just teaching Coding, IT, Business, Math or Science; we are igniting the lights of change, with the hope for a brighter future for all.

May this festive season fill your homes with joy, your hearts with love, and your minds with the light of wisdom

Yours in Education,

Ariellah Rosenberg