Tfal minn Puttinu Cares flimkien ma’ żewġ residenti mid-Dar tal-Providenza, nhar it-Tlieta ngħataw l-opportunità unika li jkunu fi Pjazza San Pietru f’Ruma u jsegwu ċ-ċerimonja tal-investitura tal-Papa Franġisku. Dan seħħ b’inizjattiva tal-Prim Ministru Joseph Muscat, li ħass li għandu jħallas il-passaġġi u dak kollu li hemm bżonn biex dawk inqas ixxurtjati jkollhom din l-esperjenza ta’ darba f’ħajjithom. Angele Cuschieri minn Puttinu Cares meta kkuntattjata minn l-orizzont qaltilna li “jien kont hemm bħala infermiera ma’ wieħed mit-tfal li telgħu. Kienet esperjenza unika għalija. Qatt ma kont mort xi ħaġa hekk. Hi esperjenza ta’ darba u ma tinsiha qatt”. Qaltilna li “nista’ ngħidlek li għal dawn it-tfal kienet xi ħaġa kbira u unika. Kien ġest sabiħ ħafna li dawn it-tfal ingħataw din l-opportunità.Ngħid grazzi lill-Gvern għal dan il-ġest. Seta’ għażel għaqdiet jew organizzazzjonijiet oħrajn. Grati ħafna li ppreferixxew lilna u lil dawn it-tfal biex jitilgħu f’Ruma għal din l-okkażjoni”. L-orizzont għamel ukoll kuntatt mad-Direttur tad-Dar tal-Providenza, Fr Martin Micallef fejn dan sostna li “kienet opportunità mill-isbaħ għal żewġ residenti minn tagħna.Nista’ ngħid li apprezzajna ħafna il-ġest min-naħa tal-Uffiċċju tal-Prim Ministru. Grati ħafna għal din l-opportunità li ngħataw”.
A special room is being reserved at the prisons for young children who visit their parents there, Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia said in Parliament this evening. He said the room would be set up like a playroom to present a suitable environment for the children.
timesofmalta.com Monday, July 1, 2013,
The Government will be paying €3 an hour per child to child care centres catering for children aged up to three years and interested in being part of a public private partnership, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this morning. Addressing a news conference, the minister said parents currently paid an average €2.25 for childcare so the Government would be paying the centres a higher rate. The Government would pay for childcare during the hours the parent spent at work as well as an extra hour a day for commuting. Both parents have to be employed (full or part-time) to benefit from the scheme. To benefit, parents should identify a licensed child care centre for their children and register with centre and with the Education Department.
timesofmalta.com Thursday, November 7, 2013,
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Roderick Galdes launched a scheme of Fruits and Vegetables in Schools for the coming scholastic year during a visit to St George'sPrimary School in Qormi. The scheme which is co -financed by the European Union is being implemented in all primary schools of Malta. He said that the scheme is aimed at all children from kindergarten to the Sixth Year. The distribution of fruit and vegetables in schools is done once a week in all schools to encourage the children to eat more healthy foods.
maltastar.com Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013,
A draft version of a comprehensive, eight-year national children’s policy was launched by the Family Minister in conjunction with the Children’s Commissioner. Its vision is for “Children [to be] respected, protected and have their rights fulfilled… for children’s voices to be heard, their opinions and ideas considered and supported so that they may grow to realise their full potential”. The proposed policy is aimed at bolstering existing programmes and strategies and giving children more rights. The long-term goals seek to ensure that Malta has an active and healthy generation growing up to be independent and responsible adults and becoming full participants in the community. Over the short-term, the goal is for children to live an active and healthy lifestyle, live in a safe and economically stable family environment, achieve their full potential in education and, later, employment and are respected and enabled to participate fully in society. The key areas identified as being of the utmost importance to a child’s life in meeting these long- and short-term goals were four: health and environment; family and relationships; education and development; community and the State.
Editorjal, The Times Saturday, October 1, 2016, 06:45