Rev. Jesse Jackson to present prestigious humanitarian honour to ORT

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to present prestigious humanitarian honour to ORT

International organisation will receive the 'Let Freedom Ring Award' for its work bridging the gap of inequality

Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Source: Wikipedia. Author: AFGE)
Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Source: Wikipedia. Author: AFGE)

Jewish educational network ORT is to receive a prestigious humanitarian award presented by one of the world’s leading social justice campaigners, the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

The global organisation will receive the Let Freedom Ring Award, in honour of its commitment to equality in education and our efforts to bridge the gap between ability and opportunity.

Jackson said: “For decades now, World ORT has been an unmistakable knowledge-based economy that prioritises intellectual capital in all aspects of life and society.”

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