Enel’s ‘I redeem myself for the future’ prison inmate initiative launches


Italian multinational energy company Enel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Italian Ministry of Justice to educate and equip inmates with professional skills.

The MoU has been signed by Enel’s CEO, Francesco Starace and Alfonso Bonafede, the Minister of Justice, resulting in the launch of ‘“Mi riscatto per il futuro” (I redeem myself for the future) initiative.

As part of the programme, the two parties will create a qualifying training programme for inmates to help them acquire skills that can be used in the workplace.

The programme will facilitate the reintegration of inmates and their acquisition of individual skills and capabilities and identify possible occupational placements.

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Enel and the ministry will unveil a community service implementation project in the Mexico City penitentiary system as well as implement energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in prisons.

“Today we laid out an important commitment, a virtuous path of collaboration that I hope will become a model to replicate,” said Alfonso Bonafede. “Our commitment is not only aimed at rehabilitating inmates but also includes the safety of the community, because when an inmate is released from prison they hardly return to commit a crime, thanks to projects like this.”

“We are particularly proud of having signed an agreement that favours a more rapid abandonment of the ‘gray zone’, the one between leaving prison and reintegrating into civil society, supporting the entry of inmates into the labour market to reduce the risk of running into the same mistakes of the past,” adds Francesco Starace. “The objective is to propose professional training in line with the rapid evolution of the world of work. The projects that will be developed thanks to the protocol confirm the commitment that Enel has taken on to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; in particular for a fair and inclusive growth and education.”

The energy transition and renewable energy are hot topics disrupting the utility industry in India and will be a key focus at the POWERGEN INDIA and Indian Utility Week summit which takes place in New Delhi.
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