Kfar Silver Youth Village
Kfar Silver Youth Village provides high level education and support to Israel’s most at-risk students ensuring they are able to reach their full potential. Founded more than 60 years ago in southern Israel, Kfar Silver serves as an educational home for children, many of whom are from low socio-economic backgrounds and single parent households, and struggle with emotional and mental health challenges.
World ORT Kadima Mada (Science Journey) owns Kfar Silver Youth Village and manages the school, boarding school and agricultural farm. Approximately 1/3 of the student body are boarders including Israelis and new immigrants (primarily from Ethiopia or the Former Soviet Union), Bedouins from the Negev, or orphans.
Kfar Silver delivers the highest-level STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – instruction to prepare students for 21st Century careers. In addition, students are provided with emotional support, private tutoring, extracurricular activities and a place where they can see all the possibilities for their future—ensuring they can reach their full potential.
ORT’s dedicated staff work closely with students, empowering them to recognize their abilities and strengths and become contributing members of Israeli society. See below impact stories from Kfar Silver students and how their lives have been improved thanks to ORT.