Save children alarm: “In Italy 51% of 15-year-olds are unable to understand a text”

“Implied early retirement, ie the inability of a 15-year-old boy to understand the meaning of a written text, is 51%. A tragedy, not only for the education system and for economic development, but for the democratic real estate of a country.Most affected are students from the poorest families living in the South and those with a migrant background “. He said it Claudio TesauroPresident of Save the Children Italy opens the works of “Impossible” the four days of reflections and suggestions on childhood and adolescence.

Fir Thesaurus in Italy there is “a cruel ‘generational injustice’ because the crisis has hit children. Not only 1,384 thousand children in absolute poverty (the highest number in the last 15 years), but a child in Italy today is twice as likely in absolute poverty Standard of living poverty compared to an adult, three times the chance compared to those over 65 “.

The President of Save The Children also recalled that · “more than two million young people, or 1 in five young people between the ages of 15 and 29, come from all kinds of education, training and employment. In six regions, the number of Boys and girls No longer exceed the number of boys, of the same age group, entering the world of work. which – he emphasized – collide with the demands of the productive world “.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi sends a message. “The crisis has had a severe impact on young people. We have seen this with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to the cessation of activities at school and in sports, cultural and leisure centers. The health crisis caused a significant challenge. Deterioration of life satisfaction among young people, and produced a significant increase in early school leaving and youth poverty.

He adds: “Since its inception, the government has put the rights and expectations of young people at the heart of its action. With the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, we are investing in education and training opportunities for young people. to improve, to reduce territorial. and gender inequalities, to develop useful skills in the world of work. , the incentive for girls to study science and technology (tribe) “. He then concludes: “The commitment to give children and young people the opportunities they deserve must go beyond our borders. As the activity of saving children learns, it affects world peace and 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. I wish you all the best in these days of meetings”.

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