Salmona, April 20- This morning, a group of students from the VG Liceo delle Scienze “Giambattista Vico” class, school director Caterina Fantauzzi and teachers Carolina Lettieri and Vanessa Romanelli left for Toronto. He will be in Canada to deliver the Italian-English bilingual module Voices of Abruzzo–Voices of Abruzzo Created by Salmona High School students, it collects immigrant stories. A work resulting from research activity developed over the last three years. The delegation included Vice-President of the Regional Council and member of CRAM (Regional Council of Abruzzo of the World), Roberto Santangelo, and Laura Di Russo, Head of the Migration Office of the Region.
Module delivery in Canada was made possible thanks to the cooperation and hospitality of two associations of immigrants: “Hamilton’s Abruzzo Confederation” And this Socio-Cultural Society of Valle Peligna, Toronto. In fact, the first presentation of the module in Hamilton on Friday and in Toronto on Sunday, during two events organized by federations that bring together immigrants in particular from Abruzzo and Peligny.
“It is a great honor for us to present this work to the many immigrants from Abruzzo, Canada, who have somehow known or experienced stories like those collected in the book.” Professor Letteri explains. “We want to thank the people who have taken an interest in our work and loved our presence in Hamilton and Toronto. Angelo D’Ianni and Larry D’Ianni and Aldo Cristoforo and Sabrina Baltasre. Thanks also to the shops in Salmona who gave us gifts to give to our Canadian friends in memory of their land”. The Abruzzo team will return to Italy on April 27.
Meanwhile, IIS “Ovidio” is carrying out another important exchange, research and training activity with Canada: the hospitality of a dozen student-trainees of the academic program of the “Dante Alighieri” Center for Italian Language and Culture / Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo (Ontario). Until May 3, the students will stay at the school to observe and study teaching practices and collaborate with the teachers of the “Ovidio” high school campus in teaching activities.
The delegation is part of a group of forty students who travel to different cities in Italy and conduct internships in other schools. Along with them, some faculty including Dean of Faculty and Dean Maria Candalini. For IIS “Ovidio” this is the resumption of project activity that has been going on for several years and was able to resume this year after a forced hiatus due to covid.
Two projects, these in collaboration with Canada, enrich the Salmona School, placing it in the international dimension of education and training.
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