TOGETHER WE STRIVE: BUILDING COMMUNITIES & ENGAGING YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

by Mark Vella

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Malta hosted a Community Roundtable organised by NWAMI International Malta, on July 26th as part of the NGO’s youth project ‘Together We Strive’ funded by the Voluntary Organizations Projects Scheme operated by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. The Community Roundtable was facilitated by NWAMI International Malta President Maria-Gabriele Doublesin. The aim of this Community Roundtable was to listen to the perspective of local and international community stakeholders on current and pertinent issues our youth are faced with, explore youth readiness to engage with others outside their own social circle, as well as their interest in protecting the environment.

A total of 7 different nationalities, the representatives attending the Community Roundtable included Community Police Officers responsible for the Northern Region, representatives of the Swieqi and San Ġwann local councils, Aġenzija Żgħazagħ, the African Youth and Young Adults Movement Malta (Y.A.Y.A), and Proutist Universal, together with a British-Zimbabwean Iinclusion coach for the empowerment of women of colour.