The SAVE (Sustainability, Action, Voyage, Experience) project –a “museum on wheels” launched by the EIB Institute, Turin’s Museo del Risparmio and Scania Italia to teach Italian children how to make conscious use of resources– has begun its new journey.
This “Discovery Truck”, fitted out as an interactive laboratory with exhibits from the Museo and other content developed specifically for the project, left Torino on 29 October to visit 21 cities in six different regions of Italy, including Sardinia and Sicily, during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The project aims to provide young people in less affluent regions in Italy with a basic financial education, teaching them about the sustainable use of resources. Its first tour in 2018-2019 departed from Piazza Castello in Milan and visited 22 cities including Aquila, Matera and Caserta. More than 10 000 primary and secondary school students from over 100 schools joined the tour and were actively involved in a learning journey.
This year, SAVE will see even greater participation of primary and lower secondary schools thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MUIR). The “Discovery Truck” will also open its workshops and games to members of the public of all ages.
The project is one of the Institute’s financial education initiatives. It is a follow-up to the Money Learning (Mole) project, which was launched in 2016 via a partnership between the Museo del Risparmio, the Institute, and Fondazione per la Scuola to promote teaching financial concepts to school-age children.