Scholarships in memory of "Momo" Morello to help deserving students in Savigliano
A project promoted by the association "Mestieri in corso", with the partnership of Oasi Giovani and Alstom Ferroviaria
16 February 2022 – Alstom, global leader in green and smart mobility, is supporting deserving students alongside the “Momo Project”, highlighting their special features, regardless of economic or family difficulties. The "Momo Project" has been dedicating a series of scholarships to Lorenzo Morello, town councillor for 20 years and assessor for 15 years of the Savigliano Municipality, who sadly passed away in 2019.
The association 'Mestieri in corso', chaired by Martino Grindatto, has been setting up the 'life support grants' for two years now. This year, the group started a partnership with the non-profit organisation Oasi Giovani and with Alstom Ferroviaria, a leading company in the railway sector which, sensitive to the topic of training and education, has made a contribution of 1,500 euros.
The scholarships in memory of Lorenzo Morello are awarded according to the students' talent. They are aimed at high school or university students living in Savigliano. Scholarships are not awarded directly in cash but in terms of educational experiences to help implement projects that support the students' education. The accompaniment process lasts for three years. To date, 9 scholarships have been awarded, 4 in the school year 2020/21 and 5 in the school year 2021/22.
“We are proud to support the association "Mestieri in corso" in this valuable project in the Savigliano area. The "Momo project" represents a concrete opportunity for young students in the Savigliano area, which aims, thanks to the awarding of these scholarships, to enhance their talent. Thanks to our contribution, 3 laptops were purchased to facilitate students' training and distance learning.”
Martino Grindatto, president of 'Mestieri in corso', explains: “The aim of the 'Momo Project' is to support deserving students so that they can do their best and become the adults they dream of being through their studies. Through a proactive approach and mentoring and tutoring, we want to enhance their peculiarities and talents. Contextualising school performance in a broader scenario embracing multiple spheres of life”.
Gianfranco Saglione, president of Oasi Giovani, comments: “We are very pleased to be one of the promoters of a project that focuses on young people, on developing their talents and, above all, on their merit. The education and the training of children, regardless of their socio-economic conditions, is what has characterised and still characterises our organisation over the centuries.”
Chiara Marchisio CSR Ambassador of Alstom in Italy says: “We are proud to support the association "Mestieri in corso" in this valuable project in the Savigliano area. The "Momo project" represents a concrete opportunity for young students in the Savigliano area, which aims, thanks to the awarding of these scholarships, to enhance their talent. Thanks to our contribution, 3 laptops were purchased to facilitate students' training and distance learning.”
The project is a workshop open to any contribution, idea and financial support from individuals or businesses in the area. It is possible to contact Oasi Giovani Onlus for further information and to understand how to support the emerging talents of the territory, being aware that the future of the community lies in young people.