With the Norcia stopover, all the computers for the institutes in the areas affected by the 2016 earthquake were distributed.
Donate 1,500 PCs to schools in the areas affected by the 2016 earthquake in Lazio, Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo. This is the objective of the agreement signed by Italgas with the Government's Extraordinary Commissioner for the Central Italy Earthquake, which today comes to an end with the delivery of the last personal computers to Norcia, after those already entrusted to schools in Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo.
How the project of PC donation in schools was born
The initiative, which concerns secondary education schools, was presented to the Chamber of Deputies in December 2018 by the extraordinary commissioner for the earthquake Piero Farabollini and Italgas CEO Paolo Gallo, who on the occasion had stressed that in the municipalities affected by the earthquake the company has worked "from the outset to contain the difficulties resulting from the earthquake. The work done in Ussita, Camerino and many other municipalities - he recalled - has allowed citizens to get gas back into their homes in a short time, reducing inconvenience as much as possible. By donating these computers we will contribute to the creation of computer classrooms, offering a concrete tool to boys and girls". The project thus comes to a conclusion in less than a year, testifying to the commitment to the territory that has always distinguished the work of Italgas, which has in its DNA, as well as one of the objectives of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, that of contributing to the growth and social and cultural development of the communities in which it operates.
Interventions for areas affected by the earthquake
After identifying the areas and institutes to which computers should be donated in collaboration with the commissarial structure and the mayors of the area, Italgas began with the distribution of the PCs. This initiative is part of a wider context of activities planned to support the territory, with the intention of creating value by offering concrete support to the new generations and families in general. The company has in fact planned investments of 120 million euros for the maintenance and security of its distribution networks in the earthquake-stricken areas of Lazio, Abruzzo, Marche and Umbria, especially with a view to preventing the consequences of earthquakes.
Before the stage of Norcia 140 PC for the creation of computer classrooms had been delivered by Italgas to the institute including Civitella-Torricella on behalf of the Abruzzo schools in September 2019, just days before the start of the new school year. The ceremony was attended by many of the mayors and administrators of the area, as well as representatives of the regional school office and the school heads of the schools receiving the donations. The choice of the school in which to symbolically deliver the PCs to the schools in the area was not accidental, since Civitella del Tronto was one of the areas most severely affected by the earthquake in Central Italy in 2016.
Previously, in May, it had happened the delivery to schools in the Marches during a ceremony at the Municipal Theater of Treia, while the first PCs had been delivered in December 2018 to schools in Rietiin Lazio.