International organization World ORT was founded in 1880 in Saint-Petersburg, the capital of Russian Empire, as a Society of Handicrafts and Agricultural Work among Jews of Russia. At the present time World ORT general office is located In London (United Kingdom). More than 125 years of expreience allowed ORT to become recognized expert in the field of developing, expertise and realization of educational projects. Annually more than 300 000 people are educated in the system of World ORT.

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ORT in St. Petersburg


Non-governmental educational organization "ORT-Saint-Petersburg" specializes on realization of the educational projects on the basis of modern informational technologies and is the acknolewged city leader in this field.

"ORT-Saint-Petersburg" was founded in Autumn 1992 by the World ORT - one of the largest worldwide international educational organizations, that works in more than 100 countries of the world. In Russian federation work of the ORT is coordinated by the mission of the World ORT in Moscow. The formal opening of ORT in Saint-Petersburg was held on the 26 of May 1995 and was timed to the 115 anniversary of ORT. Employees and volunteers of the World ORT from different countries of the world, journalists, state governance representatives and representatives of different NGOs were invited to the ceremony.

During the first years of functioning, the activities of "ORT-Saint-Petersburg" were focused on professional retraining of the Jewish population of the city in the field of computer technologies. Considerable part of the course listeners consisted of the future repatriates to Israel.

During the years of its activities in Saint-Petersburg, ORT participated in several international educational projects. At the present time activities of "ORT-Saint-Petersburg" embrace differen areas of modern educational technologies. Aiming on the improvement of the pedagogical methods and modern informational technologies, "ORT-Saint-Petersburg" conducts educational project

"ORT-Saint-Petersburg" contributes in the revival of the Jewish community of the city by active cooperation with the jewish organizations and schools of St.Petersburg, by rendering technical and methodical help.

One of the important branches of the "ORT-Saint-Petersburg" activities is a development of various multimedia projects, that allow to use all the possibilities of the modern computer technologies in a purpose of studying the cultural heritagem traditions and history of the Jewish nation.

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