The world I want depends on us: here’s the scream of students in San Patrignano

This is the message that today was made in San Patrignano by joining the pieces of a giant puzzle on the occasion of the two days of prevention of the 10th edition of the WeFree Days. A message that has been screamed by 1500 students from all over Italy and that will be repeated tomorrow by so many other youths, then, when the minister of instruction Valeria Fedeli, exposed her position with young people against addictions, for a life free of anything that conditions choices. today at the annual campaign of prevention brought by San Patrignano that in these ten years of activity has involved 300 thousand youths, reaching 50,000 students per year.

The tenth edition of the WeFree Days, sponsored by Banca Carim and Lamborghini Trattori, tractors, has presented stories to students of residents that had the courage to leave behind difficult times and to look ahead positively, thanks to new enthusiasm for the future. a day in which in a forum have been discussed, aspects about education and how to educate, leaving a positive sign. The debate moderated by journalist and writer Giovanni Terzi, was attended by the undersecretary, Gabriele Toccafondi who in his speech, he has attributed to the school a leading role in the educational process of young people. “School is the primary place of education together with the family. It is in schools that young people build their own future and discover their own way.” The Undersecretary then found that schools, ideally to form the new generation, has unfortunately become the main square of the drug dealing today. “33% of the student population of high school, made use of cannabis, there are about 804,000 youths between the ages of 15 and 19 who have used cannabis at least once in life, 16% or 400,000 students have used it in the last month, 90,000 of them use almost daily and 150,000 use it in a way considered problematic. But the novelty is the market for synthetic fat coming from marijuana, with very high percentages, 11% of youths, about 250,000 youths, made use of ‘Spice’, a totally chemical synthetic drug that produces high damage and is found on the web, they call it the ‘zombie drug’. the Data confirming how the problem with drugs and addiction is both actual and a real current affair. “In the face of these data – concluded Toccafondi – it is decisive to enter, as we are doing, in the schools not turning away but to tackle the problem along with those who work on the subject daily: doctors, recovery communities, psychologists.

And the educational sphere, is underlined by Antonio Affinita, General Manager of Moige and Professor Enrico Galiano, who explained what the role of the teacher is: “Our daily job is to listen to the kids and find out about them. Compared to parents, us teachers are in a privileged position. Our is a perfect observation site to monitor but also to educate and pull out the talent of each of them. We need to help the kids to understand what their beauty is and what they value. “

Another voice of the school world was that of Eugenia Carfora, head of the Morano Institute in Caivano, who brought all of her experience as a teacher in a difficult context of degradation and crime, while Christian Spasaro, State Police Inspector, illustrated the “Legality Project”, Marco Guizzardi, a member of the National Assembly, explored the educational opportunities of sport and enriching the debate with an international voice, including Julie Schauer, founder of “Parents Opposed To Pot” American reality deployed against movements for the liberalization of cannabis. ” In the United States it is said that marijuana is safer than alcohol. But in fact the deaths are smaller because the fewer the users are. Compared to twenty years ago cannabis is much more powerful, thc has increased. It is a heavy drug as heroine. “Finally, Livia Pomodoro’s intervention, as former President of the Milan Tribunal, which closed this first Forum with a question and a provocation. “What proposals can we do for our kids to take virtuous roads? We also need to reflect on what can be done and changed in our relationship with young people who need to be renewed.