ORT Geula high school - Support for the social periphery
ORT Geula is a technology high school (grades 9-12) distinguished by small classes and individualized teaching and support. The school has a special track for students who are deaf or have a hearing disability. It focuses on providing a supportive environment, cultivating students’ interests and strengths, and helping them to achieve matriculation.
ORT Geula caters to students who struggle to succeed in standard educational frameworks, including students with learning disabilities and ADHD and students from low socio-economic backgrounds or with limited family support. The student body is very diverse and includes Israeli families, mainly from the southern part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, new immigrant families, children of foreign workers and asylum seekers, and Muslim and Christian families from Jaffa. Special programs and additional resources are required to enable these students to succeed.
Students who are deaf or have a hearing disability – as well as the staff who teach them – require additional emotional support. Currently, a psychologist attends school one day per week but this is insufficient and needs to be doubled. It is essential that these students receive additional psychological support in order to help them thrive in their education.
The Tel Aviv Foundation seeks funding to double the support provided by a psychologist for students who are deaf or have a hearing disability.
Total Donation Requested: $44,000
Donations will be matched by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality.