2018 – A SURPRISING YEAR FOR ORT SA

Despite the political and economic instability of our landscape, ORT SA  gathered momentum almost from the start of 2018 and as we journeyed through the year, ORT SA’s achievements continued to grow and our Vision of ‘Educating for Life’ and Mission of ‘Making People Employable’ becoming more and more tangible. It turned out to be an excellent year! So, thank you to our donors, funders, suppORTers and followers. We are so grateful for your support.

ORT SA IS AN ESSENTIAL POCKET OF HOPE THAT UNDERPINS A SUCCESSFUL RAINBOW NATION

There are very few organisations that are able to effectively combat social issues faced in many communities, including unemployment. ORT SA seamlessly manages to do this through its various programmes while producing measurable results. The collaboration between ORT SA and the YES (Youth Employment Services) campaign has ensured that 200 young hopefuls have been placed into companies and schools as administrators for a 12-month workplace experience, that maximises their potential. The collaboration has created an

FINISHING THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH A FLOURISH OF INGENUITY

In a classroom somewhere in Gauteng, a primary school pupil is staring out of the window, wondering what project s/he could come up with for his/her ORT SA Coding Club assignment. Pupils aged 10-14 years old create ingenious projects that involve problem-solving, targeted at real life situations, which are presented at a glittering event each year. Coding is the lingua franca of the future and ORT SA places emphasis on the importance of this skill

IT’S ALL ABOUT EDUCATION

One of the main ways to eradicate poverty, defeat crime and reduce unemployment is through education. One of the many stories that tells of what , why and how we do it at ORT SA. When Ziyanda was approached to come up with a problem in her community and provide a solution that incorporates technology, it didn’t take long for her group to come up with an idea they thought was great! Designing a digital

CAREER GUIDANCE: BLOG #3 – ARIELLAH ROSENBERG

The third in the series of blogs from Ariellah, CEO of ORT SA. Watch out for the series of Career Guidance talks coming soon to the ORT SA Academy: If you knew that you could do whatever your mind is set to do, what would you be doing? Include this question when pursuing your career choice. Reflect on it and use it in discussions with family and friends. Choose people who will listen to you

PROMOTING STEM EDUCATION FOR GIRLS

PROMOTING STEM EDUCATION FOR GIRLS ENSURES THEM THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE TO CONTRIBUTE AND BE ACKNOWLEDGED Ariellah Rosenberg, CEO ORT South Africa The #metoo campaign in social media and broadcast channels has raised awareness about women who have been sexually abused and marginalised. This campaign, at times, has been controversial due to the magnitude that it has reached. Nevertheless, it is an important movement for women suffering in silence. The #metoo movement has become more than