ORT-KesherNet Center, Makeevka

The ORT-KesherNet Centre in Makeevka for information and communication technologies began its operations in 2001. It is housed in Jewish community premises.Now centre is situated at the Project Kesher office.

The main impact of the centre is improving the social and economic status of socially vulnerable segments of the population by providing training for professional work with new information technologies. The centre’s target audience includes unemployed women, disabled people, elderly people and young students. Members of the Jewish community access the centre.

Name of CenterORT-KesherNet Center
Age rangePreschool, Adult education and training, Other

Activities of the center include:

  • Providing retraining opportunities to women from a variety of nationalities – for the purpose of finding employment or career advancement
  • Training members of the Jewish community in ICT
  • Enabling young people to correspond with peers in Israel over the Internet
  • Helping prospective students to develop the necessary skills for university study
  • Running a social club for single people
  • Producing information and publicity materials for the Jewish community


In addition to offering employment and job-seeking advice, the centre offers a number of courses, as outlined below:

Computer Literacy

This course provides students – particularly more elderly people – with an introduction to working with a PC.

Microsoft Word – advanced course

This course is aimed at students who already have basic ICT skills and want to develop further.

Microsoft Excel

This course trains students to work with spreadsheets, and is of particular interest to those who work in bookkeeping.

Fundamentals of the Internet

This course is very popular and attracts interest from all ages. It forms part of the Computer Literacy course, but is offered also as a stand-alone module.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge in creating PowerPoint presentations.


This course covers introductions to the language and basic tags of HTML, to JavaScript programming language, to the concept of web servers, to PHP language, to MySQL database, to cross-platform query language SQL, and to principles of website design.


This course covers the theory of accounting and work with the program 1C-Accounting. Students learn the principles of formation of primary documents with automatic creation of the transferring and organization of reference data. They also learn to prepare a database form and documents of general purpose.


ORT-KesherNet Centre in Makeevka providing trainings on economic and Law literacy for socially vulnerable groups of population.

The centre is partnered with Microsoft to deliver an "Information Dissemination and Equal Access" (IDEA) and YouthSpark projects.