Palermo and Catania rank last in Italy for full-time elementary school

A new report by Save The Children reveals that Palermo, the capital of Sicily, has the lowest access to full-time schooling for primary school children in Italy. In fact, eight Italian metropolitan cities have significantly lower access to full-time schooling compared to the national average. In primary schools, Palermo’s access is as low as 6.5%, while cities like Catania and Reggio Calabria also have low access rates. The report highlights the disparity in access to suitable living and educational spaces for the 3.8 million children and adolescents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Italy’s 14 metropolitan cities. Save The Children has launched a campaign called “Qui vivo” to raise awareness and advocate for quality education, sports activities, and safe spaces for children and adolescents. The campaign also includes a long-term social innovation program called “Qui, un quartiere per crescere” in partnership with public, social, and private organizations. The program aims to improve the living conditions for children and adolescents in five deprived neighborhoods in Turin, Prato, Rome, Naples, and Palermo over a period of nine years. The campaign has gained support from celebrities and will be promoted through various media channels.

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