This is Malta’s new specialised therapeutic centre for youths whose substance use is directly causing significant negative effects in their lives.
Prime Minister Robert Abela inaugurated this ‘world class’ centre this morning.
The centre, situated in Ibwar, Siġġiewi is operated by Caritas and offers three different evidence-based programs including therapy and education on agribusiness, sports and hospitality among others.
The Government invested €4 million in this project which will focus on early intervention.
The Prime Minister described the project as one of the most important social programs. “The difference we can make in the life of young people is enormous. This is a project which shows this government’s social conscience, where we do not let anyone fall behind.”
The Prime Minister said that the government will continue to invest in the social field, with a record number of social measures planned for next year.
“This is the country we want for our families. A country of fairness, and one which believes in each and every one of us. A country where parents are given peace of mind about their children’s future. A country that gives another chance to young people in need and their families,” said the Prime Minister.
Present for the inaguguration were also Minister for Social Justice and Solidarity, Family and Children’s Rights Michael Falzon, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, President Emeritus George Abela and Caritas Director Anthony Gatt.