Treia (Macerata), 24 May 2019 – Italgas and Extraordinary Government Commissioner for the Central Italy earthquake in support of schools in the areas affected by the 2016 earthquake. Today, during a ceremony at the Municipal Theatre of Treia, 830 of the 1,500 computers for the schools of the seismic crater of Abruzzo, Marche, Lazio and Umbria were handed over to the Regional School Office of Marche. They are going to compose about 50 new computer classrooms in some of the most damaged areas of the Marche region.
The initiative, which is part of the protocol signed last December, was illustrated by the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Government, Piero Farabollini, and by the Head of Institutional Relations and Regulatory Affairs of Italgas, Nunzio Ferrulli, the Deputy Prefectural Commissioner of Treia, Francesco Senesi, many mayors and administrators of the municipalities of the province, representatives of the Regional School Office of the Marche Region and the school heads of the target schools.
They received the donation, representing the schools, the students of the Istituto Comprensivo “Egisto Paladini” of Treia, winners of the “Vito Scafidi” award for the project “Safety at School” with which, after the earthquake 2016, they became proximity informers on the seismic risk in the adult community.
“This is an important opportunity to emphasize that the earthquake not only crumbles places, but also identities and that rebuilding is also regenerating sociality and prospects – commented Piero Farabollini, to whom the children also asked questions about the earthquake in his dual role as Commissioner for Reconstruction and geologist – With the Italgas donation, thousands of children and their families can see the synthesis between memory and future through the medium that connects them par excellence. These PCs are a symbol of that network made up of technicians, administrators, politicians and companies that embody the will to do well so that children connected to the world with these tools remain deeply connected to their mother earth”
For the Italgas Group, the donation is part of the broader framework of initiatives through which the company contributes to creating value for the territories in which it is present and operates on a daily basis. This commitment is in line with the significant investment programmes carried out in those areas and designed to constantly improve the level of quality of service offered to the communities.
“Working with and for the territory has been part of Italgas’ DNA since its foundation almost two centuries ago – commented Italgas CEO Paolo Gallo – We are therefore proud to be able to contribute to creating value for the communities of the Marche region, not only through the efficient daily management of the natural gas distribution service that has always distinguished us, but also through an initiative that provides concrete help to schools and will allow them to trigger a virtuous path by offering students more opportunities for growth and development of skills. After Lazio, today we have arrived in the Marches, one of the regions affected by the earthquake of 2016, and we hope to complete the donation as soon as possible in the schools of Abruzzo and Umbria”.