The Melita Foundation has just revealed that it is supporting The Wellness Pod, an initiative of The Karl Vella Foundation which offers six diverse programmes for children dealing with the loss or serious illness of a family members.
The Wellness Pod, which caters for children of different ages, from different backgrounds, and with different needs, strives to maintain a sense of continuity during difficult situations.
“The Karl Vella Foundation really does amazing work, helping children aged from five to seventeen to come to terms with the difficult situations that arise when a family member becomes seriously ill or passes away,” Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Chair of The Melita Foundation said.
“The Melita Foundation is committed to supporting young people achieve their full potential and these support services for those who are facing particular circumstances are vital to ensure these children go on to make the most of life,” Prof. Sammut-Bonnici continued.
Established in 2014, The Karl Vella Foundation offers free educational and psychological support to children dealing with illness or loss in their family.
Support includes one-to-one therapy and group programmes that help children interact. Since opening, the Foundation has helped more than 200 children.
Since its launch in 2010, The Melita Fondation has supported dozens of projects run by many diverse organisations. These include Rosa – Kwir, Fondazzjoni Paulus, The Malta Trust Foundation, and Moveo Dance Company.
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