OTB FOUNDATION SUPPORTED THE CITY OF SARNANO AND ITS STUDENTS WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE “GIACOMO LEOPARDI” MIDDLE SCHOOL, HEAVILY DAMAGED BY THE 2016 EARTHQUAKE
The city of Sarnano, a medieval Italian town located near Macerata, with a rich artistic heritage, was seriously damaged by the earthquake that hit Central Italy on 24 August 2016, with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale.
OTB Foundation and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation combined their forces to rebuild the middle school of this small center, donating the new structure to the city, turnkey. The building, built with modern seismic techniques, welcomes 100 students, it has allowed them to return to school in a short time and to follow lessons in a new and safe building, after a very hard time. It is a multifunctional space, a reference point for students, but also a place open to the whole community.
The collaboration between the two foundations was supported by the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Italian Government for Reconstruction and the Municipality of Sarnano.