Senior citizens and people with disabilities given free visit to Esplora this Christmas

During the month of December, all senior citizens and people with a disability, including their carers, are invited for a free visit to Esplora.

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They will have the opportunity to engage hands-on with over 200 interactive science exhibits as well as enjoy Esplora’s breathtaking views overlooking the Grand Harbour. Dr Pullicino Orlando, Executive Chairman, said, “this offer comes in line with our efforts to offer an inclusive and accessible environment at Esplora.”

A philantropic initiative that forms part of MCSTs Corporate Social Responsability (CSR) actions that have been conducted this year was an activity where employees have responded to the needs of the community by dedicating their Saturday morning to voluntarily carry out some works at Dar Sagra Familja, a children’s home in Żabbar. All materials used were provided by MCST. In addition 12 new chairs have been donated for the children’s study room and library. 

Dr Pullicino Orlando said: “MCST has put CSR at the heart of its working culture and we believe that it is our responsibility to contribute  to the wider community. At MCST we have a talented pool of human resources and thanks to their support we managed to lend a helping hand in the upkeep of the house.”The event also served the purpose of team building and could allow employees to spend time together away from the work envirnonment. 

Referring to the sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition, one of the employees Sarah Spiteri said, “this experience helped us  appreciate more people like you who dedicate their life to help others in need, while keeping in mind all the help that you require on a daily basis”. It also provided a sense of satisfaction: “we were very proud that we managed to organise the study room for you, where we classified the books according to ages as well as language” she added.

Dar Sagra Familja is run by the Church and provides shelter to children who unfortunately cannot live with their natural families. Apart from providing shelter and other basic needs, the homes seek to help children deal with their past traumas and even provide psychological and therapeutic help. 

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