Through the efforts of Save the Children, along with the contributions of Bulgari, 80 pre-school and primary pupils of the A Manzoni school in Corridonia are finally able to attend classes in a temporary school in the suburb of Colbuccaro as of 16 January 2017.
The inauguration of the school was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Vito De Filippo, along with Italian actress Valentina Lodovini. The children were without an official premise to attend classes after the earthquake of 24 August 2016 which damaged the Manzoni school, leaving them no choice but to start their school year in various premises until a more permanent solution was to be found.
The prefabricated structure was made possible due to fundamental contributions from Bulgari, which have provided unwavering support for the organisation from the beginning. The internal furnishings of the school and teaching rooms have been provided by the Ministry of Education.
The government is now working hard to restore fundamental services such as schools back to condition, while Save the Children has also shown its support by agreeing to lead multiple awareness campaigns, addressing active citizenship and risk reduction.
Save the Children has been supported by Bulgari for as long as eight years, with special emphasis on education and emergency situations. With €50 million raised internationally from jewellery produced by Bulgari dedicated just for the organisation. Bulgari and Save the Children have actively intervened in more than 2,000 schools, improving services and infrastructure, and training more than 40,000 teachers.