“Mi riscatto per il futuro” (“I redeem myself for the future”) is a qualifying training programme for prison inmates, to help them acquire skills that can be used in the workplace. The project was launched by Enel in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Justice with the aim of promoting and enhancing prison work. “Mi riscatto per il futuro” is the focus of the Memorandum of Understanding that Enel’s CEO, Francesco Starace, and Italy’s Minister of Justice, Alfonso Bonafede, signed in December, in order to activate modular training programmes that are flexible both in terms of content and duration. The programmes are designed to facilitate the reintegration of inmates and to help them acquire individual skills, in addition to identifying possible work placement.
“We are really proud to have signed an agreement that helps reduce the ‘grey area’ between leaving prison and reintegrating into civil society. Supporting the entry of inmates into the labour market enables them to avoid repeating the same mistakes of the past,” said Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace, who added that the objective is to propose professional training that is in line with the rapid evolution of the world of work. Further joint projects will be developed on the basis of the contents of the Protocol, and some of them will be international. One of them, for example, will involve implementing a community service programme in the Mexico City penitentiary system.
The projects that will be developed thanks to the Protocol confirm Enel’s commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Francesco Starace, Enel CEO
Furthermore, work will be carried out to help make the penitentiary structures more sustainable. This will be through energy efficiency solutions and the development of energy production plants from renewable sources. These are projects, as Francesco Starace concluded, that “confirm Enel’s commitment to achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs; in particular, SDG #4, ‘Quality Education,” and SDG #8, ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth.’”
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