Cairo's Italian school Leonardo da Vinci opens to Egyptians

'To foster job creation and integration', Ambassador Massari

08 May, 19:36

    The Italian school Leonardo Da Vinci in Cairo The Italian school Leonardo Da Vinci in Cairo

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - The Italian international school Leonardo da Vinci, part of an educational tradition dating back to 1732, has now opened its doors to all communities. The institute, which has classes for children from early childhood until high school, has thus taken a new direction, placing greater value on diversity, developing the ability to understand and respect cultural differences, human rights and cooperation among different populations. The ''new project'', underscored Italy's ambassador to Cairo, Maurizio Massari, ''will foster integration between the two countries - not only through the student community - and will also enable greater job creation.'' Teaching children using Italian curricula with Italian, Arabic, and English instruction will lead to economic returns for Italy, he said, since '' it will create a contingent of young Egyptians that from an early age will have a connection with the Italian culture and language, and will feel especially close to our country through the sharing of values and interests''.

    This human capital ''will be able to get jobs in the Egyptian labor market in sectors linked to cooperation with Italy and - if there is the possibility - even in the Italian labor market.

    The ''future leaders of Egypt's public administration that are educated in this school will have a special sensitivity towards our interests,'' he said, noting that this will aid Italian companies working in Egypt. The ''investment'' is thus not only cultural but also economic, and the school is more affordable than other international ones in the city. The Leonardo da Vinci school is in the Boulaq area in Cairo's historic center, easily accessible from anywhere in the Egyptian capital. The school has large classrooms, a gym, computer lab, library, pottery and carpentry workshops and a playground. The building also houses the offices of the Italian consulate, the Italian recreational center and the Dante Alighieri Institute. (ANSAmed).

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