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Din hi photo story dwar il-kommemorazzjoni ta’ Holocaust Memorial Day fi tliet skejjel Primarji fil-Kulleġġ t’Għawdex – Qala, Xewkija u Żebbug. Saru lezzjonijiet u attivitajiet dwar is-suġġett mal-klassijiet kollha ta’ dawn l-iskejjel u x-xogħol li għamlu t-tfal waqt l-attivitajiet gie mbagħad esebit f’notice board prominenti.
Handaq Boys Secondary school within St.Ignatius College always sought the value of inter- culture as being the backbone for cohesion and collaboration to bring unity within the school community. As time goes by, the school is continuously welcoming students and personnel of various cultural backgrounds. Aware of the present and future challenges, the school strives to address such challenges by presenting to the school community the social realities which many times are highlighted and convey a negative message through media and various individuals within our society.
The Personal and Social Development within the same College, for the past three years, invited members from the Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) to carry out interactive sessions in order to help in bringing awareness amongst Form 2 students. The main objective of the sessions is to foster a spirit of unity through diversity while respecting and appreciating the great sacrifices and hardships certain individuals go through to fight for a decent living free from war, threats and repression from the right of expression: rights in conformity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, (UDHR 1948).
Il-Ferħ tal-Milied – Mawra f’Dar tal-Anzjani fil-Kulleġġ Santa Tereża
The European Union Commission last year designated 2010 as the European year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Many localities in Malta contributed is some way or other to fulfill this initiaves. At School level, St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School at Qormi in collaboration with the Personal and Social Development Department carried out an intiative whereby the whole school community were invited to bring foodstuffs to be placed under the school’s Christmas Tree which was exhibited and displayed in the school foyer.
Ten years ago, when the United Nations gathered together to establish the aims for improvement for the New Millenium. One of the Millenium Development Goals which was to be addressed and at the same time eliminated, was poverty; poverty related to Third World countries.
When talking about the issue of poverty, one may think that poverty only exists in far away, under-developed countries. Little do we realize that even people living amongst us may be living in poverty, lacking the basic needs of life, while striving everyday to reach the standards of a decent living. For this reason the school, the foodstuffs collected were placed in bags by students, LSAs and teachers which were then given to the parish priests or their representatives of the localities from where St. Ignatius College welcomes their students, namely Qormi, Siggiewi, Zebbug and Luqa. The foodstuffs which were collected were given to the respective parishes during a Christmas Mass organised by the school just before the Christmas recess. Students and staff alike were the main contributors towards this initiative, highlighting a greater awareness of the needs of our community and society in which each and every individual is a member.
Schools2Communities is presently active in 32 schools in both Malta and Gozo. Its first phase was called Global Action Schools. This project is in its second phase and now called schools2communities.
Schools2Communities tackles issues of fair trade and climate change. It looks at North-South relations and also bring in the local dimension within our ‘global analysis’. Schools2Communities are encouraging schools to enter into ‘long-term’ relationships with a community actor/authority with whom to organize joint actions. It follows a methodology ‘Learn, Investigate, Act’. Schools have done incredible work during this project and very valuable activities have been organized such as exhibitions, stand up activities, fair-trade rice lunches, fair-trade breakfasts, science demonstrations with regards to climate change, meetings with migrants from different parts of Africa…
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