The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector(MCVS) has today
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Foundation for
Social Welfare Services(FSWS) to collaborate in a new initiative
under the Youth Voluntary Scheme – Youth Engage.
This initiative is intended to support young people with difficult
backgrounds in engaging with voluntary organisations, helping
them to integrate better and offer them both a therapeutic
experience as well as the opportunity to learn new skills making
them more employable.
The launch event was addressed by the Hon. Julia Farrugia
Portelli, Minister for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and
Consumer Affairs (MIVC), the Hon. Michael Falzon, Minister for
Social Policy and Children’s Rights(MSPC, and Dr Noel Camilleri,
Chairperson MCVS. The MoU was signed by Mr Mauro Pace
Parascandalo, CEO MCVS and Mr Alfred Grixti, CEO FSWS, who
also addressed the launch event. Present for the launch were
also Ms Nancy Caruana, Permanent Secretary MIVC, Mr Mark
Musu, Permanent Secretary MSPC and Mr Jesmond Saliba,
Commissioner for VOs, and officials from the two entities.