Disadvantaged youngsters in Israel get £8m donation

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Disadvantaged youngsters in Israel get £8m donation

Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation is supporting the renovation of Kfar Silver Youth Village in a project supported by Jewish education network World ORT

Kfar Silver students in current dining hall
Kfar Silver students in current dining hall

The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation is giving £8million to a project for disadvantaged young people in Israel. 

It will be used to renovate the Kfar Silver Youth Village, near Ashkelon and the Gaza border, home to about 740 students. 

The project – supported by Jewish education network World ORT – is the largest contribution to an ORT school and will take four years. The village includes a high school, a boarding school and an agricultural farm. 

World ORT director general and CEO Dan Green said: “Kfar Silver is a jewel in the crown of the ORT network. We are determined to transform the village into a location in which of young people can realise their dreams.”

The campus will be named the Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation Campus.

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