Lively schools, in Rome the municipality opens 60 institutes in the evenings and on weekends, courses to respect Muslims, and Naples “saves” the language

In it schools the activities performed have different matrices. Numerous projects, initiatives and events stem from local initiatives: They are not “children” of traditional teaching, organized and carried out by teachers employed by the Ministry of Education, but their influence on students’ education and growth is no less.

900 thousand euros to keep Roman schools open

Among the many innovations coming to various schools, it is worth mentioning the circular, published on June 28, addressed to the schools of Rome to propose activities and projects in leisure hours, thanks to the allocation of 900,000 euros.


The purpose of the Capitoline junta is also open 60 schools in the areadistributed proportionally in the Municipalities with respect to the school population.

“We wanted it very much, and now we are putting the resources to do it – said the councilor for schools, education, work in the capital of Rome, Claudia Pratelli -, open schools after class, guarantees artistic and cultural activitiesto combat educational poverty in the afternoon, in the evening, on the weekendsis the goal we have set ourselves since our establishment, and which we also build thanks to a path of comparison with the regional school office, teachers, parents’ associations, third sector“.

Application no later than 18 September

The aim is to create “bourgeois-cultural schools, reference points for the communities in our territory, thanks to the educational alliance between schools, students, parents, associations and local institutions”, offering them “new opportunities” involving “boys and girls”. “and encourage” participation “.

Schools want time until September 18 to submit their proposals and start the opening of structures beyond ordinary time in the next school year, 2022-2023.

Muslims no longer discriminated

Also in Rome, the final event of the project took place on 28 June ‘Ladis‘, Local administrations against stereotypes and Islamophobia, funded by the European Commission under the “Rights, Equality, Citizenship” program.

The initiative of Ali, Italian Local Autonomies, in collaboration with Leganet, Studio Come, Progetto Aisha and Coreis, aims to combat discrimination against Muslims, especially womendevelopment of awareness and training paths and tools for local administrators and professionals in local public services through direct involvement of Muslim women’s communities and associations.

There are three main steps: research into anti-discrimination policies at the local level, with particular reference to the people and women of the Islamic religion; paths off capacity building targeting local administrators with direct involvement of Islamic communities and Muslim women’s associations in Italian areas where the presence of Muslims is greater; communication activities, with events and communication tools dedicated to anti-policies to make the network of operators and administrators sensitive.

“Based on my municipality, Pesaro, up to the other cities, we want to continue this great work that has been done with the Ladis project – said Matteo Ricci, National President of Ali – and continue in a direction of increasing integration between the various communities present in the territories. One must be done great work in the schoolsit is important to educate children who are the future, to understand other cultures and also to respect the different territorial and religious identities “.

“We trust teachers’ abilities but the role of the units and constant cooperation between associations and local units in the areas is fundamental. The Ladis project has made it possible to multiply good practice around Italy, there are many mayors trying to raise the level of civilization in their cities. Ali will be at the forefront of a hot topic in Parliament, that of ius scholae, the protagonist of this struggle for the recognition of a competent court involving local administrators.

“Studying and keeping the Neapolitan language alive”

Another reality that greatly affects young people and students is the one carried out in Naples ”for study and keep alive the Neapolitan language“.

On June 29, at the Trianon Theater, in the heart of the city, there will be a concert dedicated to the memory of Sergio Bruni, Neapolitan singer-songwriter, guitarist and composer: an event in line with the work of the Scientific Committee for the Protection and Improvement of the Neapolitan linguistic heritage, active for a few years after the approval of the 2019 Regional Law, proposed by Councilor Francesco Emilio Borrelli, who established it.

The councilor said that “we are working on dissemination, which is important for spreading the true Neapolitan language: we would also need some lessons in schools to give young people the opportunity to attend a meeting with scholars about their true language. “

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