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  The Blue Door English language teaching at the St Andrew’s International Centre at 212 Old Bakery Street in Valletta, below St Andrew’s Scots Church, on Monday and Thursday evenings is going great with some 70 to 80 migrants coming to study each evening (6pm to 7:30pm). However, we have a long waiting list for [...]

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SIS Grant Award Ceremony – 20 VO’s recieve €60,000

The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector hosted the Grant Award Ceremony for the projects under the November 2011 deadline.  The Grant Award Ceremony was held on the 14th March 2012 at Dar l-Ewropa, St. Paul Street, Valletta under the patronage of the Honourable Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Dr. Chris Said. In [...]

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Results of the Small Initiatives Support Scheme – 2011 Deadline

The Voluntary Organisations Fund within the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) has just published the results of the 30th November 2011 deadline of the ‘Small Initiatives Support Scheme’ or ‘SIS’. Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations were eligible to apply under the Small Initiatives Support Scheme for projects costing not [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 7

Sunday and it it the last full day of the European Tour – the Malta lap.  Apart from the EYV events in the tent, today was an important day where “volunteer! You make a difference” was put to practice.  In fact His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. George Abela, the Community Chest Fund, organised [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 6

With the beginning of the weekend the bell for the last round of the European Bus Tour in Valletta sounded. Groups from the Malta Scouts Association were holding their weekly meetings at the event all during the morning and afternoon and the Marsa Pipe Band were performing in front of the tent and all along Republic Street [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 5

Time flies and the European Tour reached friday. Today’s topic is health, therefore several health group organizations, like Richmond Foundation, Breast Care Support Group – Europa Donna or Ghana Mission Foundation were presenting themselves. Dr. Klown, an organization that visits kids in hospital, astound the students with tricks while The Health Promotion Unit gave information [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 4

  Today’s topic regarding the European Year of Volunteering 2011 is Environment.   As yesterday, school classes were present to learn about volunteering as related to environment. To show the importance of being a voluntary worker “Tommy & Rosy”, a movie about voluntary work, was shown.   As well there were presentations by Wastserve, Save [...]

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Volunteering and the Financial Impact – European Tour Discussion 1

 As part of the last lap of the European Tour 2011 being held in Malta, on the eve of the 3oth November 2011 a discussion was held in the tent with the theme ‘Volunteering and the Financial Impact’.  The discussion, which was moderated by PBS presenter Ms Ruth Castillo, had a panel of five guest [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 3

After the Inaugural Night and themes regarding Animal Welfare on Monday, today’s topic is Art, Culture & Sports. Therefore “Tommy & Rosi”, a comic clip prepared by MEUSAC on voluntary work, was shown to more than 250 school kids visiting the tent. Mario Debono, a National Olympic athlete gave a talk on sport volunteering & [...]

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011-Tour opens in Valletta – Day 2

School students started visiting the European Year 2011-Tour event designated to volunteering in order to raise public attention.  In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family groups of students from various schools are visiting the event to meet the voluntary organisations.  During their visit they are also introduced to the charachters of Tomi [...]

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