Daily Israel Report

Advanced Technology Center Launched in Sha'ar Hanegev

World ORT KadimaMada to officially open an advanced center for science and technology at the Sha’ar HaNegev region.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/26/2012, 4:14 AM

Avi Ganon, National Director of World ORT Kadima Mada
Avi Ganon, National Director of World ORT Kadima Mada
World Ort

World ORT KadimaMada will officially open on Tuesday the Advanced Center for Science and Technology at the Sha’ar HaNegev Experimental School. The Science and Technology Center will play a central role in the opening ceremonies of the new reinforced campus of the Sha’ar HaNegev School. 

Attending the festivities will be Education Minister Gideon Saar, the head of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council Alon Schuster, and World ORT Director General Robert Singer. 

The Science and Technology Center will enable students to study and conduct fascinating experiments in the most cutting edge and advanced areas of science and technology.  The organization has als0 participated in the establishment of a Technology Center, where the students will develop professional and technological skills.  Together the two projects represent a total investment of over $1 million. 

Sha’ar HaNegev is a region of Israel located near Gaza. It is regularly under the threat of the rockets being fired by terrorists from Gaza at Israel’s southern communities.

According to Singer, “World ORT is proud to play a prominent role in the advancement of cutting edge science and technology education at Sha’ar HaNegev.  This initiative is particularly important in order to ensure the continued development and population of this strategically important area of Israel, close to the Gaza Strip.”

Avi Ganon, National Director of World ORT KadimaMada, said, “We at World ORT believe that investing in education strengthens the fabric of Israeli society and therefore we are working to create an educational revolution to change the face of education in the coming years.”

World ORT KadimaMada is the representative of World ORT, an international organization which is active in 64 countries and with more than 300,000 students worldwide benefiting from its programs each year. 

The goals of the organization are to promote science and technology education through the use of advanced technology, to strengthen the ties between Israel and the Diaspora, and to enable diverse populations to achieve economic independence through personal empowerment and achievement of their potential. 

In recent years the organization has invested in a wide array of projects in Israel totaling approximately 100 million shekels.