Quality education is the basis for improving people's lives and achieving sustainable development.
We contribute to improving access to education in the countries where we operate in collaboration with the local authorities.
In recent years, access to education on every level and the number of school enrolments on an international level, especially for women and girls, have increased dramatically, achieving great results in part due to the Millennium Development Goals. The base level of literacy has improved significantly, however we are aware that we need to redouble our efforts globally to reach universal education as outlined in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
We promote numerous awareness raising activities on the important role education plays as a driver for a better future and for the cultivation of a society that is both informed and inclusive, from Italy to Mozambique.
In Italy, as a part of the agreement among Eni, the Ministry of Education (MIUR) and the Ministry of Labour (MLPS), school-work alternation and first-level apprenticeship activities continued in 2017, including at Gela. The objective of these activities was to bring young people closer to the world of work, strengthening their technical and professional skills and preventing them from dropping out of school.
In Mozambique, Eni launched several training projects, such as “Aprendemos Brincando”, in cooperation with the provincial education directorate, the municipality of Pemba and representatives from the community. In Iraq, we promoted the "Life Skills Training Through Basket – Girls' Empowerment" project with the goal of using sport to promote women's empowerment, teamwork and self-esteem.
Eni's commitment to education manifests itself in programmes developed in close collaboration with the local communities and authorities to promote and improve access to education. These programmes contribute directly to guaranteeing that future generations have a sound knowledge base. We believe we are responsible for building schools, primary and secondary education projects, professional training, teacher training and the provision of university scholarships. Getting the families and communities involved is fundamental for achieving acceptable objectives.
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
In Mozambique, access to education, the quality of teaching and the education infrastructure are lacking, which is why Eni has contributed to the country’s structural growth. Approximately 2,000 children have benefitted directly from Eni’s efforts in this first step towards creating an education system that brings smiles to the faces of so many little ones.