Her­itage Malta launches the Stu­dent Mem­ber­ship Scheme

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Her­itage Malta, with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Min­istry for Jus­tice, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and the Min­istry for Ed­u­ca­tion and Em­ploy­ment, proudly launches the Stu­dent Mem­ber­ship Scheme.

The of­fi­cial launch­ing of the Her­itage Malta Stu­dent Mem­ber­ship Scheme was held at Ven­dome Bas­tion in the lower part of Fort St Elmo by Owen Bon­nici, Min­is­ter of Jus­tice, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, in the pres­ence of Chris Agius, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for Re­search, In­no­va­tion, Youth and Sport, Dr Joseph M. But­tigieg, Chair­man Her­itage Malta and Mr Ken­neth Gam­bin, CEO Her­itage Malta.

The Her­itage Malta Stu­dent Mem­ber­ship Scheme tar­gets stu­dents at Pri­mary level and will serve as a test case for fu­ture projects. The scheme pro­vides free en­trance to pri­mary school stu­dents in Her­itage Malta sites (ex­cept for the Hy­pogeum) and of­fers 50% dis­count on the en­trance fee to up to two adults ac­com­pa­ny­ing the stu­dent. The Her­itage Malta Stu­dent Mem­ber­ship Scheme is valid for one year, re­new­able as ap­pli­ca­ble.

De­tails of this scheme were passed on to the stu­dents at the end of last scholas­tic year and more than 4,000 ap­pli­ca­tions have reg­is­tered so far.

Dr Owen Bon­nici said that this is an­other ini­tia­tive to pro­mote Mal­tese cul­tural her­itage and will en­cour­age the gen­eral pub­lic to gain ac­cess and knowl­edge about their na­tion’s his­tory.

‘’It is very im­por­tant to in­stil in­ter­est and en­cour­age stu­dents from very young age to get to know about the his­tory and the cul­tural her­itage of their coun­try. This ini­tia­tive will help stu­dents find out more about their cul­ture and even though it is not part of the cur­ricu­lum. Apart from that this scheme can im­prove the fam­ily bond as it can serve as an ideal fam­ily recre­ational ac­tiv­ity’’.

Chris Agius re­it­er­ated that in­for­mal and non for­mal ed­u­ca­tion shall be given pri­or­ity too and the Gov­ern­ment, through Agen­z­ija Zg­haz­agh, is look­ing to cre­ate sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties to youths to en­hance their knowl­edge. ‘’Youths must be en­cour­aged to seize every op­por­tu­nity and urge them to cap­i­tal­ize on every op­por­tu­nity they en­counter’’.

Mr Agius praised this ini­tia­tive as it is on the same wave­length and en­hance the Gov­ern­ment’s na­tional pol­icy for Youths.

All those who are in­ter­ested can reg­is­ter on­line. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be found on Her­itage Malta’s of­fi­cial web­site, www.her­itage­malta.org.

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