"Education is a fundamental lever to combat the scourge of corruption, the traditional antagonist of merit,” Prof. Paola Severino said Friday night.

“Legality is an extraordinary opportunity for social inclusion. and education is a fundamental lever to combat the scourge of corruption, the traditional antagonist of merit,” Prof. Paola Severino said Friday night at the launch of her new foundation to aid prisoners.

“This is why I wanted to create this Foundation, in support of disadvantaged people and prisoners, in the deep conviction that offering training courses, job prospects and new opportunities for integration can be a first step to find the strength people need to take control of their own futures,” Prof. Severino said during the presentation at the Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli” in Rome.

Watch the video of her speech here

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