Immediately after the earthquake had struck Central Italy on August 24th 2016, Cesvi was working to help the people affected.

A careful analysis of needs led to two projects with a single aim: to restore normality to the zones struck by the earthquake.

A Resilient School

“A Resilient School” is a project of psycho-educational support dedicated to schools and families. The project was set up by Cesvi and the School Department for the territory of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo for the school year 2016-2017. It has been made possible thanks to the collaboration with the association of emergency psychologists SIPEM SoS Marche.

The aim of this activity is to prevent the psychological stress of the children and adolescents, direct or indirect victims of the seismic events in Central Italy, from becoming chronic. 12 school authorities in the provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and Macerata have been involved.

The project was conceived from the growing preoccupation, shared with MIUR and with the teachers’ spokespersons for the earthquake, to bring the daily situation in the schools back to normality.

With the aim of creating a model that could be repeated in other post-emergency situations nationwide, the project has produced the toolkit “A Resilient School. Guidelines for psychological support and prevention in schools in emergency situations”. The publication is an authentic operational vademecum for the recovery from shock that can afflict the school-age population after traumatic events.

Here you can download the Italian version of the toolkit A resilient school”.

Support for breeders

The seismic events that have struck central Italy have had a considerable impact on the economic and productive activities in the affected zones. In a territory with a prevalently agricultural economy the damages for millions of euros suffered by the local farms constitute the most significant figure.

To meet the needs expressed by the breeders in the Amatrice and Leonessa zones, Cesvi has set up a project in support of the recovery of 12 small dairy farms.

The breeders involved have received milking machines and milk coolers, thus avoiding the risk of depopulation of the area. Reconstruction also means consolidation of the social network which is the basis of every small community.

The project was run in collaboration with Rome-Rieti Coldiretti.