The Dante Alighieri Society has launched a new initiative to support the Ukrainian population fleeing the war.
The Dante Alighieri Society – that has been promoting the Italian language and culture around the world since 1889 – decided to make its network of branches and committees available throughout the country to organize free Italian language courses to allow refugees that left Ukraine to integrate into Italy’s social fabric and start a new life.
The courses can take place both in presence, in the different locations of the school, but also online.
The initiative, an expression of the Dante Alighieri Society’s values and strong committment to social responsibility, will be supported by a solidarity fund that has already been activated.
The Dante Alighieri Society’s President Andrea Riccardi said: “We would like language and culture to be the last frontiers to be closed and for this the Dante Alighieri Society is creating teaching spaces for all war refugees arriving in Italy, togheter with the City of Rome and all the other Italian administrations who want to support our solidarity initiative “.
The program, coordinated by the general secretary Alessandro Masi, will be launched in Rome and has already enlisted several educational centers (Benevento, Bolzano, Campobasso, Casarano, Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Enna, Forlì-Cesena, Genova, Gorizia, Imola, La Spezia, Merano, Palermo, Perugia, Pordenone, Rovigo, Salerno, Siena, Syracuse, Terni, Trieste, Venice, Verbania, Vulture) and contacts are underway with the Interior Ministry and other Institutions.
At the end of the courses, the Dante Alighieri Society can also issue the Plida (Progetto Lingua Dante Alighieri) certificate.