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New facilities provide "ORT-KesherNet" Centre in Tula with new opportunitites

Center "ORT-KesherNet" in Tula has existed for over 13 years (since 2002). From the earliest days the Center serves as the city social computer center. Over the years, more than five thousand people of different nationalities have been trained here, and thanks to the knowledge and skills they could change their life for the better: to raise their social status, keep their job or to find a better one, to earn additional income.

Quite a few, and those who simply become advanced users of PC, and very grateful for the fact that studying at the center opened the world of modern information technology for them, has made the Internet available. Now these people can communicate with their relatives and friends all over the world, quickly learn the news, do not feel "out of touch with  real life."

Graduates of the courses noted the high professional level of the staff of the Centre, and, of course, a special, friendly atmosphere and individual attention to each student. The active participation of "ORT-KesherNet" Center in city and regional events and its assistance in dealing with the social problems of the city, received repeatedly awards of local and regional administration.

Center audience includes people of all ages, from preschoolers to senior citizens. The center implemented a special program to work with the poor and large families, disabled and socially-vulnerable people.

This academic year with the support of ORT the Center has installed the new equipment.

Renewed with modern technical facilities class has allowed the Centre to apply for and win the grant of the Tula Region Government for socially oriented non-profit organizations. As a result, more than 700 residents and members of the city Jewish community at the age of 35 years and older will learn to use the PC in their daily lives actively. The course is divided into modules, dedicated to the study of the most popular and used software, the knowledge of which will allow students to feel more self-confident in the world of modern technologies.

In addition, there are classes of Jewish elementary "Lauder School" took place: children are happy to study computer science and practice Robotics in the classroom with the new equipment and modern TV.

Administrator of the Centre Elena Feldman  and Chairman of Tula Jewish community Faina Sanevich pleased to note the positive changes that took place at the Centre because of the installation of new equipment: "On behalf of the “ORT-KesherNet” Centre and  of the Jewish community, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the World ORT and its donors for their help for the members of Jewish community and other residents of our city in the development of their skills and knowledge of modern information technology. Your attention to our city has given many people a chance to change lives, improve social status and feel like full-fledged members of our society. Thank you very much! We are looking forward to see you in Tula."

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