We just spent the last two hours visiting the high school in Sha'ar Negev, which is an ORT “smart” school. The teens gave us a tour. After a rocket hit three years ago ORT donated computers and SMART boards and were on hand with other technology. These kids are amazing and open. Though they live in an area that is a frequent target of rocket attacks from
The current school was built in a piecemeal way. As more classrooms were needed, they were added on, as were shelters. The structures are not very strong. We visited the site just down the road of a state-of-the-art school campus that is scheduled to open in 2012. It will be very secure and quite wonderful.