Erasmus+ funded school exchange project made possible after MEUSAC assists in funding application process

An Erasmus+ funded school exchange project being held in Malta, Portugal and Germany for students with challenging backgrounds – giving them the opportunity to mingle and exchange experiences and cultures – was made possible after MEUSAC assisted the Msida Education Hub to apply for the project which comprises of three short-term exchanges in the three different EU Member States.

As a result of the project themed ‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle’, a number of students from two foreign schools will also participate, Malta being the lead partner in this project. The project was kick-started in Malta and footage of a day of activities held at school, in Mosta and in Mellieħa, showed how students were assisted in developing life skills in topics such as healthy eating, budgeting and teamwork.

On Friday, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia, the Headmaster of the Education Hub Emmanuel Fenech and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Education and Employment Francis Fabri, presented certificates of participation to the participants who were more than thrilled to have received the reward for their participation.

Dr Farrugia said that through the project, students with a difficult past have been given the opportunity to learn basic skills because they too have their dreams and aspirations. He explained that he himself formed part of the Erasmus+ generation and experienced a number of exchanges in the past. “This is what the European Union is all about,” he added.

Dr Fabri spoke about the reform in the educational system in Malta to provide a more holistic and inclusive approach to schooling. ‘My Journey’, as the reform is being called, comprises academic, vocational and applied education which will help open the doors wide for all students to proceed with education in all terms.

The whole project was supported by MEUSAC, the European Union Programmes Agency and Europe Direct Valletta.

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