Qalb it-Tfal Foun­da­tion: im­prov­ing chil­dren’s lives

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Qalb it-Tfal Foun­da­tion is strongly com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the lives of chil­dren in need. The foun­da­tion of­fers psy­cho­log­i­cal, emo­tional, ma­te­ri­al­is­tic and fi­nan­cial sup­port to the pa­tients, their rel­a­tives and staff of NPICU (Neonate Pae­di­atric In­ten­sive Care Unit), and to chil­dren in our so­ci­ety who are psy­cho­log­i­cally, phys­i­cally or emo­tion­ally ne­glected.

Through­out the sum­mer months var­i­ous events were held in aid of Qalb it-Tfal; on the 24th April the Malta Fes­ti­val of Trans­port was held in Birzeb­buga with over 100 ve­hi­cles in at­ten­dance. A Zumba event was or­gan­ised in Dingli on 25 Au­gust while a few days later, KSFA (King­fisher Sport Fish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion) held Mit-Tfal ghat-Tfal, which con­sisted of a catch and re­lease fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion in Marsas­cala.

From th­ese three events a to­tal of €2,100 was raised in aid of Qalb it-Tfal.

With some of the money col­lected this sum­mer we have al­ready helped a num­ber of chil­dren com­ing from a prob­lem­atic back­ground, with nur­tur­ing, coun­selling and also pur­chas­ing uni­forms to start the scholas­tic year on a pos­i­tive note.

Qalb it-Tfal is cur­rently work­ing with the staff of the NPICU at Mater Dei Hos­pi­tal to pro­vide more ap­pro­pri­ate Ba­sic Life Sup­port knowl­edge to par­ents of pre­ma­ture neonates. This en­tails the pur­chase of an ap­pro­pri­ate BLS train­ing dummy. Other projects un­der­way in­clude estab­lish­ing a coun­selling ser­vice for par­ents within the NPICU. Other plans are also in the dis­cus­sion phase.

For th­ese projects to suc­ceed do­na­tions and vol­un­teers are con­stantly in need, to­gether with the help of spon­sor­ships which are the step­ping stones be­tween con­cep­tu­al­i­sa­tion and ma­te­ri­al­i­sa­tion of so many projects needed by th­ese chil­dren within our so­ci­ety.

Thanks go out to all those help­ing in any way Qalb it-Tfal to con­tinue to sup­port so many chil­dren within our so­ci­ety that are vul­ner­a­ble in many ways.

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