Rai - through the regional TG of Molise - has dedicated an article to the Albanian school of Larino, in the province of Campobasso.
The minister of state for the diaspora, Pandeli Majko, through a post on Facebook shared with his 'followers' the Italian national television service. Furthermore, adding that the Albanian schools project in Italy aims to discover the roots and the history of the Albanian people.
"The Italian television service Rai, concerning the Albanian school of Larino. This project of the municipality aims to teach the Albanian language to the children of the Albanian community, which is also a way to discover their roots. ”- Minister Majko posted on Facebook.
Alphabet, books and pencils: there is no mistake. This is a grammar lesson, only that one does not simply study the Albanian language but saves it from oblivion, together with its history and the ancient roots of a culture that must not be lost.
These students know the Albanian well for having listened to him at home with their mum and dad, who have been in Italy for ten, then, twenty years; but they cannot write it and above all they do not know the history of their country of origin.
"We have this desire to teach the Albanian language, because first of all they have Albanian relatives and when they go to Albania they can't even greet each other with them. ”- says one of the teachers, Alma Gjoni.
"I have been in Italy for twenty years, I did several jobs and then I got the idea of this initiative for the Albanian language. ”- says the other teacher at the school.
In Larino, thanks to the contribution of the municipality, a small experiment was started: an Albanian school for second-generation immigrant children, but the project intends to flood into Italian children who wish to undertake a course of study in Albania.
There are many, especially for medical faculties thanks to the study agreements between the two countries. Naturally, the project goes hand in hand with that of the Italian language for the Albanians.
"We are planning funding from the European community. If it is successful, it will be a great thing for us and for the community."- says Fatmir Behluli, president of the Italian Albanian Association.
If we add that here, in lower Molise, Albania is a bit of a second language, the circle closes. Because many of today's Molise are the immigrants of a few centuries ago. These language courses, to a certain extent, are also a way of recovering and updating an ancient knowledge that is never completely lost.
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