NEW YORK (Jan. 20)
The Joint Distribution Committee will provide ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training) with at least $2,350,000 in 1969 for its overseas vocational training programs, it was announced by officials of both organizations. They said the sum was $100,000 more than the 1968 allocation, reflecting the increased need for vocational education among Jewish youth and training for adults overseas, especially in Israel and France. The JDC grant will help finance such activities in Europe, North Africa, Iran and India, benefitting more than 50,000 persons. ORT-operated trade schools in 38 cities and towns in Israel will be the largest beneficiaries of the 1969 grant. Substantial allocations will be assigned to the training of Jewish refugees from North Africa in France.