There were smiles all round as World ORT formally re-opened its second kindergarten and primary school in Kiev. Members of the World ORT mission to Ukraine were on hand to help cut the ribbon at the renovated and re-equipped Simcha Educational Complex building.
In addition to major repairs and general modernising of equipment, the pupils can now enjoy new playgrounds, a sports ground, and a modern assembly hall. Children are introduced to computing in the 2nd grade and develop their skills using LEGO robotics kits – a process which continues in the secondary school, which is still undergoing major renovations.
“Until recently we didn’t have the facilities to educate very young children but now we have two kindergartens in Kiev and one in Moscow which allows us to teach children right through to matriculation,” said David Benish, Head of World ORT’s Representative Office for the CIS, Central Asia, Caucasian States and Baltic States. “It makes sense because we can offer Jewish families stability and a consistency of approach in the education of their children, particularly in the acquisition of technological skills.” … See MoreSee Less
Mazal tov to the team from the ORT school in Chernivtsi for winning the Hackathon at the Kiev ORT Educational Complex with their design for a safe pedestrian crossing! They were among 12 teams from ORT and other schools across Ukraine and Moldova competing in the three-day event. Presenting the prizes, World ORT President Dr Conrad Giles said: "Today there are no losers. There are definitely winners as in any competition, but the knowledge, experience and experience you have all gained over the past three days is invaluable. So, I congratulate all the Hackathon competitors and wish them more victories in adult life. " Teams from ORT schools at Kiev and Chisinau were joint runners up and third place was shared by teams from Odessa’s ORT Zhabotinski and a non-ORT school in Kiev. … See MoreSee Less
Mazal tov to the team from the ORT school in Chernivtsi for winning the Hackathon at the Kiev ORT Educational Complex with their design for a safe ped…
Teams of children at ORT and other schools from across Ukraine and Moldova have been frantically preparing their projects on the opening of a three-day hackathon at the Kiev ORT Educational Complex. The theme of the hackathon is safety in the era of the Internet of Things. Under the guidance of mentors, the 12 teams have spent the day working on a novel solution to a problem which they will then spend the next two days developing – using their skills in programming, design and construction, 3D printing, electronics, and entrepreneurship. On Thursday they’ll present their prototype and business plan to a jury. The programme has been developed by CISCO. … See MoreSee Less