In South Africa, ORT was started in 1936 purely as a fundraising entity. From 1936 to 1994 the organisation existed to raise funds for various causes within World ORT.
Then in 1994 with the change in the South African Government, ORT SA became an operational organisation which would implement various programmes within South Africa.
ORT SA is a multi-faceted, proactive and reputable organisation. It thrives on developing teachers, youth, businesses and communities, by improving the standard of education, so that a better life for all can be achieved.
For ORT SA, education is more than just basic schooling. It’s about empowerment and support. Only then can poverty be eradicated and meaningful lives built.