Among the numerous projects and ideas, World ORT IC has chosen some specific program to be promoted in the coming years. These projects reflect our mission and our specific capabilities. Part are new developments of a proven successful experience or the result of an in-depth study of the needs.
ORT-SEN Mother & Child Care
Senegal, Dakar - Hann, Yoff & N'Gor Region
The ORT-SEN (in French: Santé, Éducation & Nutrition) project is a Community Development Center addressing mainly Mother and Children in the districts of Hann Bel Air, N'gor and Yoff, poor neighbourhoods in the Senegal capital city, Dakar.
Populated by fishermen and rural migrants, these densely populated areas suffer from serious deficiencies in education, health, employment and environment.
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Comprehensive Development Program
Guinea - Mamou Region
World ORT is involved in Guinea, particularly in the region of Mamou since 1994, with the creation of the National Forestry school - ENATEF - and community projects led by ORT-Guinea. These include adults' literacy programs, rural communities organization and training for better use of natural resources.
The Comprehensive Development Program aims to offer an integrated approach to the rural population needs based on local communities cohesion and responsible leadership.
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Hewlett Packard Digital Village
Russia - Ukraine - South Africa
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) training became, in most developing countries, a primordial necessity to prepare the young generation for future employment and to improve the quality of the services provided to the population.
The Digital Community Centers develop community technologies skills creating a trained labor force for the emerging services.
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Education for Hospitalized Children
The project's main goal is to improve the quality of educational services for hospitalized children.
The project tries to ensure that school pupils can not only continue their education while undergoing medical treatment, but can continue their education in pleasant surroundings using the most advanced learning technologies. The program is divided into two main components.
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War Affected Youth Computer Training
Any post-conflict region/country
Young people in former conflict zones have not been able to gain a basic education. Many were recruited as combatants and many returned with physical disabilities from combat or were injured by landmines.
These handicapped people are now marginalized and need support to integrate the civil society and take an active role. World ORT has already successfully implemented a project in Dakar for victims of landmines.
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Deforestation is one of the worrying issues of our environment. Cooking with wood and charcoal is a very significant contribution to the problem.
World ORT has created ENATEF, a vocational school dedicated to forest skills and protection in Mamou, Guinea. As part of its programs the school promotes the use of economic oil stoves, specially designed, preventing the use of wood for cooking.
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Agricultural production is reduced for a long period of the year (October to June) because of the dry season and low rainfall during this period.
The system of drip irrigation would bring to both a very substantial improvement in agricultural yields, a saving of irrigation water and the ability to irrigate crops for longer periods through better use of reserves water.
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In Ivory Coast between 8% and 12% of the population is HIV positive. 1 million people are living with HIV. 600,000 children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. 14% of pregnant women have HIV. 45% of tuberculosis patients are HIV positive. At least one teacher dies of AIDS each school day.
AIDS is the primary cause of death of men, and the secondary cause of death of women. Ivory Coast in West Africa is the worst hit by AIDS.
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