Students produce video to encourage the elderly

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Students from Savio College, Dingli produced an electronic Christmas card for the elderly. The card is made of traditional Christmas carol Silent Night, two Christmas stories and a message of hope all performed by the students themselves.

The students explained that their aim is to show support to our elderly during these testing times we are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our elderly not only are more vulnerable to the virus, moreover they are experiencing isolation.

Savio College students’ Council premiered the video message on Monday morning. Fr Jimmy Vella, said that this was a true example of the college’s ethos and Don Bosco’s teachings, “Youths should be honest citizens and good Christians.”

Student Jamie Tonna explained to how the project evolved.

Gianluca Calleja spoke with us about his role in the making of the film and how the student’s aim is to remind our elderly that they are not forgotten.

It was great working with the other students said Mikhail Bartolo Chircop satisfied of the final results while hoping it will bring joy to our senior citizens.

Fr Charles Mallia referred to the students work as bringing to life Pope Francis wishes of uniting the elderly with the young. The Archbishop’s delegate for Church Schools said that although this year we will be experiencing a more silent Christmas, “It may be a good sign, however, we we should not forget those close to us and those we cannot meet especially our elderly that are hospitalized or in care homes.”

Minister for the Elderly and Active Ageing Michael Farrugia praised the students initiative for setting an example to the rest of society.

The electronic Christmas card will be distributed to all the homes for the elderly the Minister announced.