Eni’s literacy projects around the world.
On 8 September we will celebrate International Literacy Day, which this year will concentrate on “literacy and multilingualism”. The 25th anniversary of the Global Conference on Inclusive Education will be celebrated at the same time. It was first held by UNESCO in Salamanca in June 1994. Both are important occasions to reflect on the relationship between education, integration and development. To educate, at its Latin root educere, means to draw out, to introduce to the truth, to lead through life. It means searching for what is beautiful, good and true, with a view to solidarity, collaboration, justice and hard work within communities and countries. In collaboration with communities and local authorities, Eni is involved in a range of projects to promote and improve access to schools, from primary and secondary education courses to professional training and refresher programmes for pupils and teachers. There is also capacity building for staff and local institutions, as well as construction and renovation of school buildings and canteens
Declaration of Persepolis, 3-8 September 1975
The ALPHA HINDA initiative promotes open and inclusive education, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Eni Congo wants to achieve literacy in children and adults by 2030 through this activity, involving communities in initiatives which are also dedicated to the self-financing of schools.
Pope Francis, Plenary Assembly for the Congregation for Catholic Education, February 2017
UNESCO has celebrated the international day of literacy since 1965: a way to remind the global community of the importance of study and knowledge as forms of growth and for the possibility of resolving major problems such as poverty, child mortality and the violation of human rights.