Malta Trust Foundation’s student counselling project goes online

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The Malta Trust Foundation announced on Friday that The Blossom project will transfer all its psycho-social support online, this week. The aim of this project is to ensure vulnerable students will get all the help they need to face life’s struggles after schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The project, which is supported by the Deloitte Foundation, started four years ago and provides permanent counselling services to students attending St Paul’s Bay primary and Naxxar Middle schools.

President Emeritus Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who is the head of the Malta Trust Foundation said in a statement, that during these extraordinary times, we have to ensure vulnerable children do not go hurtling further through the cracks, which have been deepened by the coronavirus crisis.

The Blossom projects works to secure the provision of counselling services to empower children and bolster them with the skills to face life’s challenges through psycho-social support.

The Foundation said that the project has helped close to 400 students, and during this year the counsellors were following 137 cases in both St Paul’s Bay primary and Naxxar Middle schools.

These services will now be offered remotely via phone and online. Calls can be made to 2598 6866 between 8am and noon Monday to Friday.