PROJECT | Schools
Istituto Superiore” Gemelli Careri” Oppido Mamertina
Istituto Superiore” Gemelli Careri” Oppido Mamertina is a secondary school with five different specializations : IT, agriculture , business /marketing , surveyors , and a Lyceum. The school is located in Oppido Mamertina and Taurianova, small towns in Calabria ( South Italy). It has 703 students and 113 teachers. -
Istituto Superiore” Gemelli Careri” Oppido Mamertina is a secondary school with five different specializations : IT, agriculture , business /marketing , surveyors , and a Lyceum. The school is located in Oppido Mamertina and Taurianova, small towns in Calabria ( South Italy). It has 703 students and 113 teachers. A lot of students live in rural areas and school is often the only meeting place for most of them. The subjects taught are: Latin, Physics, Math, History, English, Electronics, IT, Business Administration…. The school offers students also the opportunity to improve their skills in some subjects with afternoon activities to get certifications in English( PET; FIRST) IT ( ECDL), Maths , Chemistry, Historical traditions . Our students are creative and successful, have strong moral values such as friendship, tolerance, respect and care for the whole planet and its people . Our school is very successful in IT area , it is a ECDL and a CISCO center. 60 % of our students are from the neighboring villages( Delianuova, Molochio ; Varapodio, Cosoleto), and more than 90 % of them uses public transport to attend school. Our school is located in the Aspromonte mountains area and is half an hour from the seaside and half an hour from the mountains. The nearest biggest towns are Gioia Tauro , Palmi. The nearest airports are Reggio Calabria and Lamezia Terme. In Italy school’s activities start around the 15 of September and finish around the 10 of June; then our final classes take exams until the mid of July. Our relevant areas in the project are: IT skills, volunteering and migration. A section of our school is specialized in IT, so our students are able to design, install and operate websites; they can give advice about safe handling of websites and the Internet in general. They use the different operating systems, network technologies, they create apps for companies, they plan, install and handle with databases. Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Gemelli Careri” has a number of activities to develop students’ fund raising skills and to encourage students to become active citizens in their local community and beyond. Nowadays people get caught up in their own life, between studies, scholarship search, extracurricular tasks and, of course, avid social life. As everyone knows, in the last few years Europe and in particular Italy is facing the sad problem of migration: hundreds of people from different Countries cross the Mediterranean on old boats and in unhealthy and unsafe conditions and land in Calabria. The students visit regularly a homeless shelter in Reggio Calabria; collect some food, clothes and shoes to bring there, so they know how volunteers help vulnerable migrants to feel informed, protected and safe. The school has got a well-functioning Erasmus team with lots of experience from the last project. The team members are all involved in project work so that the position of the coordinator is interconvertible.