Tampa-Agrigento Sister Cities Committee and Gaither High School’s #CiaoItalia! welcome a delegation of twenty dignitaries and students from Bivona, Agrigento, Italy for “Scuola-Lavoro” a learn and work program.
Tampa-Agrigento Sister Cities Committee and Gaither High School’s #CiaoItalia! welcome a delegation of twenty dignitaries and students from Bivona, Agrigento, Italy for “Scuola-Lavoro” a learn and work program. Honor guest will be Mayor Milko Cinà of Bivona who will meet Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa City Council members on April 4, 2019 in a Sister Cities celebration of shared culture and education.
“Scuola-Lavoro” will bring eight students from Bivona’s Istituto di Istruzione Secondario Superiore“Luigi Pirandello” (High School) cooking program to share the language and culture with Gaither High School’s AP Italian Language and Culture education program and two food demonstrations hosted by Thomas Morrill. The Scuola-Lavoro students will also share traditional secrets of fine Sicilian cuisine with Hillsborough County’s Sickles High School Culinary Arts Program taught by Chef Rick and shadow local restaurateurs including the Osteria Bar & Kitchen. The Scuola-Lavoro students will visit University of South Florida’s Professor Patrizia LaTrecchia’s class of Italian, Food and Culture and Prof. Davide Tanasi’s class of History and Archeology. Local families have opened their homes toScuola- Lavoro students and will offer them a taste of America, Florida beaches and bay area attractions. The visiting students will provide cooking demonstrations to the public. Highlights of the event’s schedule are as follows:
Tuesday, April 2 Cooking demonstration at Gaither High School
Thursday, April 4 (am) Presentation before Tampa City Council and meeting with Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Thursday, April 4 (pm) Cooking demonstration at Gaither High School
Friday, April 5 Cooking collaboration with culinary students at Sickles High School
Saturday, April 6 Cooking demonstration at Festa Italiana/Italian Heritage Day in Ybor City
This multicultural exchange program was made possible by Professoressa Giovanna Bubello, Principalof the Luigi Pirandello High School of Bivona; Vince Pardo and Alfonso Belluccia of the Tampa- Agrigento Sister Cities Committee; Katherine Grazier-Pescante, Italian Language Professor at Gaither High School, Hillsborough County Schools, the Organization for the Development of Italian Studies(ODLI), and local families who will house the program students. Additional support has been given by numerous Tampa-based sponsors and benefactors.
#CiaoItalia! and the Tampa-Agrigento Sister Cities Committee invite those who would like to join this cultural, academic and work event to visit #CiaoItalia! FaceBook page and view the event’s details.
The program is also looking for families who are interested in sending their high school aged children to Bivona as well as families and businesses who are interested in helping out with future exchanges.
More information will soon be available at #CiaoItalia! Facebook page.