#FollowFriday

As mentioned last Friday in the launch of our #followfriday social media campaign, we believe that acknowledging and appreciating that there are many other important and essential organizations working tirelessly to further human rights in Malta is absolutely integral to further their and our work .

With this in mind, this Friday we would like to spotlight the work of the following organisations :

JRS Malta

The Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta seeks to accompany, serve and defend the rights of asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons who arrive in Malta. They specialize in the field of legal assistance and social work services (including healthcare and psychological support), awareness-raising in schools and spiritual care. Their aim is to assist with immediate needs while encouraging and enabling the longer term goal of self sufficiency. They reassure all those in need that assistance is provided regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious belief.

Want to read more about them? Check out their website, on Instagram and on Facebook. How can you help? From our research, we discovered you can make donations through the information found here and for those who would like to contribute as part of their team, they have several vacancies at the moment! More information can be found in their news section on their website.

Spark15

Spark 15 had come together because of the different challenges that are being faced by refugee and migrant youth. They are a friends group of young migrants and refugees from all over the world who enjoy meeting together, support each other to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities.  They are looking forward to help the young migrants to have full access to their rights.

Last June they performed outside Ħal Far Open Centre in solidarity with migrants housed there for World Refugee Day. They reportedly hoped that making this video to celebrate World Refugee Day would be in a way that young people could understand and that it would serve as “an appeal to both young locals and foreigners to be aware of refugees’ condition at the open centre(s),” Mohammed Hassan from Spark15 had shared with Lovin Malta.

Want to read more about them? Check them out on Facebook and on Instagram.

Integra Foundation

Integra foundation was set up in 2004 with the aim of facilitating the integration of minority groups in Malta. They provide community service, outreach and English classes, all provided to refugees and asylum seekers on a voluntary basis. English and Maltese language lessons are provided to sub-Saharan asylum seekers at the Drop In Centre at: 124, St. Ursula Street, Valletta. Their Dinja Wahda community centre in Valletta is a drop in centre and library, which offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere and the opportunity to build relationships. At the centre, one can find free internet, free onsite access to books in the library, opportunity to attend English classes and English conversation sessions.

Want to read more about them? Check them out on Facebook and on Instagram. How can you help? From our research, we discovered that they welcome volunteers and those willing to join their programmes, please get in touch with them on their social media accounts or by email on pblijden.integra@gmail.com

To these organisations we say thank you all for the work that you do! Looking forward to your future work and possible collaborations!

To our readers, do not forget that we would love if YOU could suggest and nominate organizations who we should spotlight! You could be working with them, rely on them, have read about them or simply want to learn more about them.

Get in touch with your suggestions and nominations.

We cannot wait to hear from you !

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