Istituto Comprensivo Ignazio Buttitta

  • Istituto Comprensivo Statale 'Ignazio Buttitta' is situated in an economically disadvantaged suburb of Bagheria, a town near Palermo, Sicily. The pupils enrolled are 625: 4% of them are not motivated and do not attend school regularly as a consequence their results are not satisfying and are at risk of social exclusion.

  • Pupils live in a poor economic, cultural and social environment where access to culture is significantly limited or absent. Each year the school organizes evening classes and clubs with the aim of strengthen communication skills in the mother tongue and foreign languages, skills in sciences and mathematics. The school has begun a process of integration of non-EU immigrants for years and this has led to the realization of initiatives of social, educational, cultural, welcome exchange and socialization between people of different nationalities.

  • Since 1999 the school has been running European projects (Comenius, Grundtvig, Individual Pupil Mobility, Erasmus+) and national and regional ones involving teachers and students in activities with other EU countries giving students the opportunity to learn about other realities, appreciate 'learning' and be tolerant towards people with different skin colour, language, religion and traditions.