Cittaducale (Rieti), December 20, 2018 - The first computer room with 25 computers donated by Italgas is now available to the students of the Galilei Comprehensive Institute of Cittaducale. It is the result of Italgas' commitment to support schools in the municipalities of central Italy affected by the earthquake just a few days after signing the agreement with the Government's Extraordinary Commissioner for the earthquake in central Italy.
Today another 165 computers - of the 1,500 destined for the most affected territories in the Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria regions - have been delivered to the Territorial School Office in Rieti, which will assign them to the institutes already identified for the creation of new computer classrooms.
The meeting with the students was attended by the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Government, Piero Farabollini and the Head of Institutional Relations and Regulatory Affairs of Italgas, Nunzio Ferrulli, as well as the Mayor of Cittaducale, Leonardo Ranalli, the Deputy Mayor of Cantalice, Claudio Baldini, and the manager of the Regional School Office of the Province of Rieti, Giovanni Lorenzini.
In the coming weeks Italgas and the structure of the Extraordinary Commissioner, in collaboration with the Regional School Offices and the mayors of the municipalities in the area, will identify the other schools that will receive personal computers.
"Donating computer classrooms is a concrete way, in line with the sensitivity and expectations of young people, to contribute to the return to normality which is made of memory as well as perspectives - says the Commissioner for Reconstruction Piero Farabollini - These PCs are not a drop in the ocean because they will not only bring the children of the earthquake areas back in contact with the world, but also to give adequate technological support to that knowledge without which one does not become great".
For the Italgas Group, the activity is part of the wider framework of interventions that the company, in its bicentennial history, has always addressed to the territories and communities in which it operates. In fact, in the four regions affected by the initiative, Italgas has planned investments of over 120 million euros for the maintenance and safety of gas distribution networks.
"For those who have experienced the drama of an earthquake - commented Italgas CEO Paolo Gallo - the time factor is a determining factor. For this reason, just as we have always worked to mitigate the inconvenience caused by seismic tremors, this time too, with the delivery of these first 190 computers, we wanted to give a concrete follow-up to the commitment made. As a service company operating in and for the territory, we want to do our part to continue to contribute to the growth and social and cultural development of communities. Today we start from the Galilei Institute and we count on proceeding just as quickly for the schools of the other municipalities involved".