Autostrade per l'Italia is supporting Save the Children's new campaign dedicated to a project named "Light up the future" that aims to fight "educational poverty" and to provide education and hope to children in Italy who live in poverty or hardship.
Thanks to the project, there will be "Light Points" implemented in Italy, which function as educational spaces where children and teenagers will find a space designed for them and where there will be opportunities for training, books, and areas for sport, art and music.
The Light Points will be supported by Save the Children and managed in collaboration with a network of organisations already well-established within Italy.
The first centres will be opened in June in the cities of Palermo, Catania, Gioiosa Ionica, Bari and Genoa and by the end of 2014 there is expected to be 10 Light Points with openings in Naples, Turin, Milan and Rome (in the Torre Maura district where work is currently underway on a new multi-purpose centre).
Autostrade per l'Italia is supporting the project by reserving Save the Children and this very important and ambitious project areas of visibility in Service Stations and on the Infomoving / Ledwall circuit and on the company's official Facebook page.
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