Investing in schools in order to create new forms of learning and to make classrooms more dynamic, child-friendly places. These are important drivers of change and sustainable growth.
The “Fare Scuola” project grew out of a collaboration between Enel Cuore and the Fondazione Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi. It aims to foster inclusive and equitable, quality education, as outlined in the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4: “Quality Education”), which was established as part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: since 2015 has been a lodestar for the Enel Group. The Group’s commitment to achieving a number of these goals has seen them placed at the center of its activities in order to ensure a more sustainable future.
The project is also in line with the 2012 National Indications for infant schools and the first cycle of education, which were drafted with the help of of Edgar Morin, and with the “Ideas and proposals for schooling that looks to the future – School and the Covid-19 emergency” drawn up by an expert committee appointed by the Ministry of Education (Final report 13 July 2020).
The initiative is specifically for infant and primary schools throughout the country and aims to promote an innovative idea for using school premises that confers an educational value on each space. The initiatives enable the creation of new spaces and the recovery of unused areas or classrooms, transforming them into areas for exploring ideas, building relationships and quality learning with a focus on flexibility, sharing, creativity and innovation.
Since 2015, 87 educational and architectural projects have been completed in schools, involving more than 12.200 thousand children, more than 1.100 teachers, 40 planners and a rich network of institutional and social relationships. The Covid-19 emergency has not halted the project’s progress: in 2020 10 projects were completed in the municipalities of Palermo, Naples, La Spezia, Genoa, Valle Castellana (near Teramo), Belluno, Cittareale (Rieti), Pinerolo (Turin), Sesto San Giovanni (near Milan) and Taranto. In addition, we realized 4 more projects during 2021 in Udine, Novara, Sabaudia (Latina), Rossano Calabro (Cosenza), and other 2 were completed in 2022 in Catanzaro and Nuoro.
Moreover, in addition to the 83 interventions in schools, the project involved the construction and the adaptation of one civic centre, one "Spazio Giovani" and 2 EduLab, educational workshop dedicated to art at the Maxxi Museum in Rome.