During the last week of May, MK Matan Vilnai, Israel’s Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, was guest speaker at a special gala evening held in honour of some 300 ORT Israel Sunflower volunteers. The event was organized by ORT Israel to show appreciation of the volunteers’ activities in the childrens’ oncology wards of eight different hospitals and medical centres throughout the country. The ‘Sunflowers’, who are aged 15-18, visit children receiving treatment in hospital and help them pass the time more pleasantly. The volunteers also teach the children how to use the computers that have been donated by ORT to these wards. The event made the national newspapers.