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Governments Ask Ort to Provide Technical Training for Non-jews

A number of governments and specialized agencies of the United Nations have asked the World ORT Union to investigate the possibilities of providing technical training to the non-Jewish population in various underdeveloped countries, it was reported here today to the ORT’s world executive by Daniel Mayer, chairman.

Countries where ORT furnish such know-how and training facilities include Ghana and Burma, where plans are already in an advanced stage, Mr. Mayer said. ORT would do this work under contract with either the government concerned or with one of the UN agencies.

The executive committee decided today to undertake negotiations with other Jewish and international agencies, looking toward the possibilities of establishing a vocational training center for Falasha Jews in Ethiopia. Dr. William Haber, president of the World ORT Union, reported to the executive committee that its current income of nearly $6,000, 000 annually is “inadequate either for present needs or for the future program.”

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