On July 13, at the Italian Pavilion in Expo, the 41 winners of the 2014/15 prizes and scholarships of progettoDiventerò received their awards in the presence of some of their mentors, including Annalisa Zanni and Stefano Pogutz, and a very involved audience.
Great interest was aroused by the account of two young entrepreneurs, inventors of two innovative start-ups: Fausto Martino and Elena Bellacicca, who told of their satisfactions but also of the difficulties they met in carrying out their projects.
There were suggestive video accounts from two “Diventerò” students: Simone De Leo, currently in Boston, and the Chinese radiologist Hu Na, one of the first to follow last year the “Next Gen Leader” specialisation course in health management, plus the talent and drive of Yang In Mo, the 20-year-old Korean who won first prize in the 2015 Paganini Competition.
There was tenderness and fun in the film of the Italian experience of young Haitians who followed a training course at the Carlo Porta hotel school and went on to work in the tourist sector in their country.
Since 2010 777 candidates were involved by Bracco foundation and its partners, and 108 one prizes. Of these, 45% found jobs and another 45% are continuing their studies, showing how important it is to promote training apprenticeships and experiences abroad. The international vocation of the Foundation is confirmed by the fact that 30% of the prizewinners were foreign.