In November 2018, thirteen excited teenagers from high schools across the Johannesburg area, spent an incredible week in Buenos Aires, Argentina together with 400 youth from around the globe. This World ORT/ Scholas Occurentes Youth Summit was held under the auspices of Pope Francis.  Coming home with the experiences of a life-time and reflecting on their remarkable interactions, learning opportunities and the incredible friendships forged, the students sought to pass on their experience to others. Thus was born the ORT SA Youth Club.

The thirteen ORT SA Youth Ambassadors hail from Ivory Park Secondary, Alexandra High, Kwabhekilanga Secondary in Alexandra, King David Linksfield High and King David Victory Park High.

ORT South Africa welcomes all high school pupils to join the ORT SA Youth Club. The club will give access to the many World ORT opportunities;

  • to meet people from all over the world – virtually and face-to-face,
  • to attend interesting talks and workshops
  • watch out for ORT SA Career Guidance series
  • opportunities to volunteer for community service hours
  • and MUCH more.

Sign up for the ORT SA Youth Club online under the YOUTH CLUB tab on the website or

Picture: ORT SA Youth Ambassadors inauguration at King David Victory Park assembly:

Left to right: Mrs Meryl Malkin (Accompanying Teacher KDL) Ariellah Rosenberg (CEO ORT SA) Mr Andrew Baker (Headmaster KDVP) Shirili Rosenberg (KDL) Daniel Rome (KDL) Ziyanda Njele (Ivory Park High) Lgopalong Masoga (Alexandra High) Dylan Martheze (KDVP) Lora Sefoloshe (Kwabhekilanga High, Alexandra) Raizel Lampert (KDVP) Daniel Engelberg (KDL) Serufe Molefe (Accompanying Teacher ORT SA) Mandy Gruzd (Accompanying Teacher KDVP). Seated: Hannah Rome (KDL) Leora Porter (KDL) Lauren Gruzd (KDVP) Samantha Gottschalk (KDL) Shayna Goss (KDL)