Half of 15-year-old Italians are unable to comprehend a written text. Save the Children: “In six regions, NEETs are already more than their active peers”

“In Italy, the implicit failure of the school, that is, the failure to reach the minimum level of proficiency at 15, affects almost half of the students (45% in Italian, 51% in mathematics)”. To say it is a relationship of Save the children associated with the four days of childhood and adolescence that begin today in Rome and which are justified “Impossible 2022“.” The inability of 15-year-olds to understand the meaning of a 51% written text is a tragedy, not only for the education system and for economic development, but for the democratic stability of a country, “he said. the President of Save the Children Italy, Claudio Tesauro, the opening of the meeting. Adding to the pedagogical problem is that of entry into the world of work, with the age group between 15 and 29 living in six Italian regions No, Young people from all walks of life or education, have already exceeded their active colleagues. Outside our country, abUkraine and not only that, 200 million children are suffering the consequences of wars. And that Climate crisis it is even worse, producing three times the number of displaced people caused by conflicts.

The one described by Save the Children as far as Italy is concerned is a real collapse. The issue of the education deficit, with more than half of Italian adolescents unable to understand a text independently, is exacerbated by the pandemic: “And if the educational deficit can compromise the future of children and adolescents in our country, already in the present time. Covid pushed another 200,000 children into absolute povertyfor a total of almost 1 million 400 thousand minors “, writes Save the Children, which Italy as”one of the “unfair” European countries vis-à-vis the new generationsof which absolute poverty affects 14.2% of the population under 17, compared to 9.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 5.3% between 65 and older, and is a rift among the largest of the European countries “. And once again:” In Italy every child has three times the chance to be in absolute poverty Compared to those over 65s, and twice as likely as the rest of the population ”.

This raises the question of young people who are not able to integrate socially: no school, no education, no job. “More than two million young people, or 1 in five young people between the ages of 15 and 29, are out of every way,” the NGO writes. “In the Sicily, Campania, Calabria for two young people employed there are three others who are without work, training and study. Data that – underlines the thesaurus in his speech – collide with the demand of the productive world “. As for the crisis associated with Covid, Save the Children points out that the pandemic has exacerbated inequality. Worldwide, 117 million children are out of school due to the pandemic, about 7.5% of the school population, and in the poorest countries they have lost 66% more school days than in rich countries. But the pandemic should not confuse the prospect, they warn, “because 260 million children have not attended classes before: since the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the lack of investment in the Education left them that way. more than 468 million children have reached 10 years of age without acquiring basic literacy skills“.

A “Impossible 2022 – Building the future of girls, boys and young people. Now”, also the Ministers for Youth Policy, Fabiana Dadoneof infrastructure and transport, Enrico Giovannini at work, Andrea Orlandowhile the Prime Minister Mario Draghi sent a message: “With the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, we are investing to improve education and training opportunities for young people, to reduce territorial and gender inequalities, to develop useful skills in the world of work. I refer for example. on the the reform and the funds allocated to the strengthening of the higher technical institutesto the interventions of Restructuring of schoolsai Incentives for girls studying science and technology subjectsAnd wishing good work, he adds, “The commitment to give children and young people the opportunities they deserve must go beyond our borders, as the activity of Save the Children teaches, it affects world peace and d. ‘Cohesion, the sustainability of the world economy, of the protection of the most vulnerable people. Humanitarian aid and development policy must go hand in hand. The Italian government wants to continue to do its part. ”

Among the key proposals being discussed for Italy, Save the Children recalls “doubling the investment at the national level of Child Warranty: Free primary school canteen, training of 30,000 new educators and educators for the new nursery schools and zero-six poles, economic incentives and training for managers and teachers working in areas with greater educational poverty and recovery plans of the same areas. Educational standards quality. “While at the international level,” the relaunch of the global climate plan over 100 billion a year promised and not achievedthe increase ofItalian Public Development Aid up to 0.7% of GDP by 2030 and reintegration of funds used for refugees and humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Finally, in Europe, Save the Children supports the adoption of a homogeneous act for the Protection of migrants minors “On the basis of their ‘best interests’, which guarantees protection, legal migration routes and rapid family reunification.

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