100 = 2,500
The Centre celebrates 100 study visits by more than 2,500 students!
The 2013/14 academic year is coming to an end. Over the year, the “Crescere in città” [Growing up in Town] project invited secondary school students in Turin to visit our campus as part of the “Discovering the UN Campus” initiative.
The initiative stems from an agreement between the City of Turin and the Centre. The programme was launched in 2007, based on educational input from school teachers.
During the visits, students toured the single UN campus (the Centre, UNICRI, the UNSSC, the UNESCO Centre and the SIOI share campus facilities) and learned about the United Nations System and the Centre in particular. They were given presentations on the ILO, the UN, the Centre, and child labour.
The City of Turin launched a website for the initiative: http://www.comune.torino.it/crescere-in-citta/
Over the years the programme has been adapted to the needs of schools based on the experience acquired. This initiative aims to increase students’ interest in global issues and show them how international organizations operate.
Other school visits from outside Turin were also organized upon request. Between October 2007 and June 2014, the initiative brought in 100 classes with a total of around 2,500 students.
View photos here: http://www.itcilo.org/en/community/news/school/index