Right on schedule, on May 9 this year, the official opening took place of the new kindergarten in Norcia, thanks to the commitment of Fondazione Francesca Rava – N.P.H. Italia Onlus and their project which we at Costa Cruises joined with the hope and intention of providing young children affected by the earthquakes in central Italy with a building so as to ensure the fundamental right of every person to enjoy access to education.

There will be a total of four classes in the kindergarten, one of which dedicated to Costa Crociere Foundation, plus a nursery school section. The total covered area comprises almost 600 m2. The opening ceremony, staged with the assistance of Costa social staff, who organized special entertainment, starred the future pupils themselves. The morning’s inaugural event was rounded off by lunch prepared with local specialties, which we offered together with the other organizations backing the project.

Costa SVP WorldWide Sales Massimo Brancaleoni said ​​“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give concrete help, through our Foundation, to the rebuilding of this area so badly hit by the quakes, starting with basic facilities for the children, who represent the future of the region. Our donation stems from the great generosity and spirit of solidarity of our guests, and I wish to thank them publicly; for three months we conducted a fund-raising drive on board our ships, aimed at everybody cruising with us, and Costa Cruises also made its own direct donation.”
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