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SkolaSajf students learn about water challenges and its conservation

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SkolaSajf students learn about water challenges and its conservationSkolaSajf students across the islands, were this year given a chance to learn more about water challenges and the importance of its conservation. Maltese summers are characterised by beach life, yet water on land remains scarce

Activities were held in Gozo at the Ghajnsielem SkolaSajf Centre, and in Malta at the Sliema Primary School, Fantasy Island Club Zebbug, Rabat Primary B School, Marsaxlokk Primary School, Safi Primary School, Pietà Primary School, and Mellieha Primary School.

For the 6th consecutive year, HSBC Malta Water Programme supported these summer activities, with a water-conservation campaign that organised art workshops with the help of Maltese artist, Luca Cauchi, who encouraged students to draw inspiration from water in their art work.

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).

“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,” said Glenn Bugeja, HSBC Malta Water Programme coordinator.

SkolaSajf is organised by the Foundation for Education Services (FES) and offers children across Gozo and Malta the opportunity to make the most of their summer holidays.

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: Ghajnsielem Primary, Handaq Middle, Mater Boni Consilii in Paola, and Naxxar Primary.

Photo: Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana at the ‘Gozo Goes Art’ exhibition meeting students as well as their mentors Sébastien Cailleux and Luca Cauchi

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