Vittorio Nazzi is an 18 year old gap year student who founded non-profit Parlocontigo to bridge communities via his international volunteering connections, and simultaneously help small businesses become more environmentally cognizant through the employment of his ESG frameworks. He enjoys delving into sustainable economics in developing countries.
He moved away from Italy at age 6, and turned 7 in Belgrade soon after. Attending a British school without speaking any English was tough, but after 2-3 months he began to find a purpose and started to settle in. He learned a valuable lesson: difficulties will always be present, but it’s about how they are approached. Ever since, he always tries to take a calm and relaxed approach to challenges, and it works as a big competitive advantage.
Vittorio currently volunteers at a mental health rehabilitation facility where he mentors adults with past drug abuse, and teaches them both Italian and english. Vittorio is also an intern at PLANE Uganda, and writes poems for children in Uganda, specifically about human rights and the environment to spread awareness about environmental responsibility.
Parlocontigo, which he founded, is an organization that offers a platform where young people get involved in communities through volunteering and change the status quo through the power of education, regardless of location. At Parlocontigo, volunteers have access to organizations that need their help and they are invested in supporting our mission to empower young leaders and connect communities for a sustainable future. A lot of the volunteers, for example, choose to record online lessons teaching English, math, business, and other subjects to children in Uganda, and want to empower these children through teaching.
He wants to serve on the Youth Council of Better Together Foundation because he wishes to voice his opinions regarding sustainable change and the sustainable development goals, from the perspective of a young leader who is invested in the realm of sustainability, and environmental economics. He would also love to hear from other leaders his age, and take valuable learning lessons from established professionals in this field, whose experience and dedication offer very interesting and insightful points of view.
In the future, Vittorio hopes to attend a great university for several reasons. He wants to have the tools to access incredible professors, research opportunities, and facilities in order to bolster his research on sustainable developments in developing countries. He also wants to foster a network of hungry and passionate individuals with whom he can connect to develop further ideas to create impact, and also potentially start businesses down the line.