HSBC Water Pro­gramme sup­ports Sko­laSajf sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

Mal­tese sum­mers are char­ac­terised by beach life, yet water on land re­mains scarce. For the 6th con­sec­u­tive year, HSBC Malta Water Pro­gramme gave Sko­laSajf stu­dents across the is­lands a chance to learn more about water chal­lenges and the im­por­tance of its con­ser­va­tion.

This year, the water-con­ser­va­tion cam­paign or­gan­ised art work­shops with the help of Mal­tese artist, Luca Cauchi, who en­cour­aged stu­dents to draw in­spi­ra­tion from water in their art work. Ac­tiv­i­ties were held in Sliema Pri­mary School, Fan­tasy Is­land Club Żeb­buġ, Ra­bat Pri­mary B School, Marsaxlokk Pri­mary School, Għa­jn­sielem Sko­laSajf Cen­tre, Safi Pri­mary School, Pi­età Pri­mary School, and Mel­lieħa Pri­mary School.

In Gozo stu­dents vis­ited the HSBC Water Pro­gramme ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Gozo Goes Art’ and met with the Min­is­ter for Gozo Justyne Caru­ana. First dis­played at St James Cava­lier in April 2018 as part of the Val­letta 2018 cal­en­dar,the ex­hi­bi­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of a three-year art project. It was sup­ported by HSBC Malta as part of its HSBC Water Pro­gramme – Catch the Drop, and run by France-based l’as­so­ci­a­tion École d'art au vil­lage (Edaav).

Glenn Bugeja, HSBC Malta Water Pro­gramme co­or­di­na­tor, said: “Learn­ing about a vi­tal source of life should not stop when stu­dents are on sum­mer hol­i­days. In fact, we want our par­tic­i­pants to learn about water in the most fun ways pos­si­ble and sum­mer school is the per­fect time to pro­mote our mes­sages.”

Sko­laSajf is or­gan­ised by the Foun­da­tion for Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices (FES) and of­fers chil­dren across Malta and Gozo the op­por­tu­nity to make the most of their sum­mer hol­i­days. Past HSBC Sko­laSajf events fea­tured Sponge Bob and Frozen movie shows, quizzes, ex­per­i­ments and per­for­mances. Bank em­ploy­ees also vol­un­teer at these HSBC-sup­ported events.

Over a pe­riod of three years, a to­tal of 150 stu­dents were su­per­vised by Edaav Pres­i­dent Sébastien Cailleux and Luca Cauchi. The par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents came from four schools in Malta and Gozo: Għa­jn­sielem Pri­mary, Ħan­daq Mid­dle, Mater Boni Con­silii in Paola, and Naxxar Pri­mary.

The HSBC-sup­ported Sko­laSajf 2018 helped stu­dents to un­der­stand water chal­lenges

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