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Fund for Regional Cooperation

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


A voluntary organisation in Malta called Ronald McDonald House Charity (Malta) is interested in partnering with interested parties for the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

RMHC (Malta) was set up with the aim of “creating, funding and supporting programmes that directly improve the health and well-being of children” with a particular emphasis on children from families living in poverty or at risk of poverty the effects of which are often made worse by other issues such as learning difficulties and disability. At present RMHC is working on a Centre in Qawra Malta to serve children challenged by poverty, disability and learning difficulties. Different programmes are planned to start being offered with effect from later this year in partnership.

In terms of programmes, RHMC would be interested in exploring opportunities / project proposals aimed at helping vulnerable children and youths (within ages between 0 and 21).

Projects which will be offered as from Q4 2018:

Culinary Therapy
The project seeks to address the direct link between nutrition, the cultural dimension of eating, physical and psycho-social well-being, and the poverty and social exclusion cycle. It will bring together educators and therapists who would work with the participants to instil awareness and practical skills related to food preparation with limited resources whilst at the same time using play therapy, drama therapy, etc as applicable help beneficiaries work through their personal issues. It will also cater for the multi-cultural reality of the Qawra-St Paul’s Bay area (Malta) by including different ethnic meals, thus making it meaningful to and address such issues across different communities, whilst strengthening inter-ethnic relations.

Life-skills development programme
The project will work with 30 kids between 11-16 from vulnerable families (low-income, homeless, families on social-support/facing addiction issues, migrants, fostered kids etc) and seeks to provide them with foundational life-skills/literacies which are useful in life, facilitate employability and independent living. It will be a 40-week person-centred training programme with weekly sessions of 1.25 hours each, 6 groups of 5, using play therapy and similar teaching methodologies. Skills developed will include: a functional approach to learning numeracy & literacy; self-awareness, assertiveness and anger management, social-skills; curiosity and creativity; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; aptitude for teamwork and collaboration; health and safety, personal-care/grooming, values-at-work, basic ICT skills and money-management.

Should a partner be interested kindly contact Mr Stefan Cachia on

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