Following the establishment of the Fondo Zeta, the Board of Directors of the Company has chosen to support two outstanding entities historically committed in the care of children and young people, in order to promote and accelerate a collaboration in the field of disability care.
The Gaslini Institute, founded in Genoa in 1938 by Senator Gerolamo Gaslini, has been a point of excellence in the field of assistance and research for 80 years.
It is the largest children’s hospital in northern Italy, with its 22 buildings covering over 73,000 square metres, two thirds of which are used as parks. Over 2,000 people work at Gaslini, including doctors, nurses, university students and researchers. It inmcludes all the paediatric specialties, numerous laboratories and university chairs, many of which have an agreement with the relevant schools of specialization.
Area onlus was founded in 1982 in Turin to take care of children and young people with complex disabilities and their families, offering psychological, social and rehabilitative interventions and programs, particularly in the field of new technologies, thanks to its interdisciplinary team of professionals. Since its founding, it has welcomed more than 15,000 people.
It carries out training activities for operators in the school and social-health sector and promotes the culture of inclusion through its action on the territory and its online services. It is involved in research and teaching with the Department of Psychology of the University of Turin.
For a period of 5 years from the start of the operations, the Fund donmates a percentage of the Total Amount subscribed to Istituto Gaslini in Genoa and to Area Onlus in Turin.