An education pact between schools, territorial institutions, local authorities, the Archdiocese of Naples, voluntary organizations in the third sector to disrupt school dropout and educational inconvenience, and to accompany female students from the metropolitan city of Naples along the entire growth path.
To sign it today, directly in the capital of Campania, on the island of Nisida, the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, the Councilor for Education of the Campania Region, Lucia Fortini, the Mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, the Prefect Claudio Palomba, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the city, Monsignor Domenico Battaglia, the Speaker of the Third Sector Campania Forum, Giovanpaolo Gaudino, and the President of the social enterprise “Mat Kanner”, Marco Rossi Doria. The signing was in the presence of Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese.
The pact represents the first territorial agreement for interinstitutional cooperation, which will also be implemented in the context of the broader national program to combat territorial gaps and educational poverty, provided for by Education PNRR. Nationally, the available funds are 1.5 billion, which will be allocated in three tranches. The first, intended for the purpose of first and second grade high school students (12-18 years), represents 500 million are nationwide. Of this 41.1 million euros, 217 educational institutions are allocated in the metropolitan area of Naples (of which 78 in the municipality of Naples for 14.8 million). Each school will provide an average of about 180,000 euros. Funding is allocated directly to the schools on the basis of criteria such as the drop-out rate, the socio-economic context and the number of pupils.
“My presence in Naples today,” said Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi, is not just institutional. Signing this pact in Nisida is an act of civilian responsibility that we all assume. To fight educational poverty, it is necessary for everyone to networking their own share of expertise by joining forces.The fight against dispersion is also a priority goal of our PNRR.We want to extend this model of cooperation to the whole country.We have been out for two years closing the gaps and the difficulties have intensified, now we need a strong alliance to be able to be alongside the most fragile and leave no one behind “.
The aim of the Pact is to create territorial alliances to implement integrated interventions to combat and prevent educational poverty, including through strategic use of the European Structural Funds dedicated to education and training and the resources of National Recovery and resilience plan to reduce the gaps.
Specifically, the pact strengthens the role of the school as a social and community laboratory, in constant connection with the territory, the expansion of the training offer and learning opportunities. The consolidation of personalized didactic and pedagogical activities is envisaged, including through specific mentoring and tutoring programs for pupils and students. The protagonism and active participation of young people and their families are encouraged, fostering the paths of active nationality and solidarity. The opening of schools throughout the day is supported so that they can create an educational community with meeting points for everyone.
To achieve these objectives, the document describes a precise common intervention methodology that enhances the role of teachers on the one hand and the creation of permanent partnerships between schools, local authorities, health and employment services, civil society organizations, on the other hand. Sector, voluntary and religious. Particular attention is paid to the personalization of pedagogical planning, so that the talents and specifics that are fundamental to their full development as a person and citizen come out of each and every student.