BOYS TOWN ON AMAZON
Boys Town Jerusalem has been featured on the new Amazon Prime and Apple TV documentary series “TechTalk,” which focuses on emerging global start-ups.
TechTalk’s first season, now debuting, showcases 50 groundbreaking Israeli companies at the peak of technological excellence. In his quest to find and introduce Israel’s “best innovators and emerging entrepreneurs,” Mr. Johnny Caplan, CEO of Tech Talk Media, visited the Boys Town Jerusalem campus for a firsthand look at the Start-Up Nation’s up-and-coming generation. Interviewing Professor Stuart Stanton, former chairman of the British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem, Caplan explored the school’s efforts to provide students with both a strong technological and ethical foundation.
As reported in a front cover article in The Times of Israel on TechTalk’s launch, “CEO Caplan asserts that anyone can develop their potential, no matter their background or education. As a case in point he refers to Boys Town Jerusalem, a dormitory school for pupils from underprivileged homes, many of whom have suffered much distress or trauma. Funded by the government and through donors, the school focuses on technology education, and was the first academy in the Middle East to offer the Cisco Networking program.”
Caplan, a noted entrepreneur in his own right, was clearly delighted with his visit to the school.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to come to a place filled with love and support and education,” he said. “Boys Town Jerusalem provides a fantastic example of technical education from a young age. It was important for TechTalk to feature BTJ, and we will continue to collaborate and follow up as time continues. We use BTJ as an example for many different partners and viewers based on the educational and impactful effect of the institution.”
BTJ Dean of Students Rabbi Meir Linchner urged friends of the school as well as the public at large to take a look at TechTalk and leave positive feedback on the site. The Boys Town Jerusalem segment appears in Episode 11.