December 2008 Newsletter
One significant feature of the last month of the year 2008 was that although we were short-staffed with Didi traveling to Cairo and India and our "senior" EVS volunteer Pamela's term ending at the beginning of this month, the programmes continued as usual, thanks to the support of other volunteers who gave extra hours.
The Christmas party was held on the 18th December. The children were again the protagonists of a number of short presentations, with the parents as audience.
With some of them dressed in fancy clothes from our drama wardrobe, (photo below) they happily read out a few Christmas poems, while the elder group (dolphins) danced to their own original choreography of Mariah Carey's Christmas Song (photo below left).
The highlight of the evening was a power-point presentation prepared by Natasha, with photos of our main events during 2008, as well as our objectives for the coming year (photo above right).
Food was also included of course, among which were cookies prepared by the children themselves (photo below).
Another interesting feature was the postman distributing greeting cards to all the children. During the last sessions preceding the party, the children were given cards with the name of each of them, and all of them wrote something positive to each other. The little ones who still can't write also showed their benevolence by drawing something or sticking a picture. Daniel the "postman" delivered, and all of them were curious to read the messages (photo below).
All the children without exception, as well as everyone else at Centru Tbexbix were sad to say goodbye to our Italian volunteer Pamela, whose six months of EVS ended in the middle of December. Pamela's contribution to our programmes, be it sports or creativity, was appreciated by all. Our sincere thanks to her and good wishes for her future.
Meanwhile our other two EVS volunteers, Natasha and Jana, attended a three-day training for local EVS volunteers, organised and sponsored by the National Youth in Action programme (photo below). Both expressed great satisfaction at the professional standard of the training, even when compared to other trainings they participated in in other countries. This will undoubtedly help them to integrate and understand better their role as volunteers, for their own benefit and that of the project.
End of year thought
This last newsletter of the year 2008 would not be complete if it doesn't carry our gratitude to all those who in any way contribute to the success of this Neo-Humanistic Education project. To those who provide the love, care, patience, untiring effort and sense of social service, and to all whose support and encouragement make them deserving of the reward that is the satisfaction brought by the small successes of the programmes of Centru Tbexbix, stay with us in 2009 and beyond. Let us continue sharing the experience of this small fountain of love and joy in the heart of Cospicua.
Greetings to all.
There are many different ways to contribute to the success of Centru Tbexbix. Through volunteering (in classes, administration, odd jobs, maintenance - in fact a handyman is needed at present!), donations in kind or financially, etc. The opportunities are endless.
For more information on how you can help, call us on 21/27 805130 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This newsletter will be coming to you every end of the month, with the intention of keeping regular contact with the growing circle of friends of Centru Tbexbix, keeping everyone informed of what is happening as well as sharing the inspiration of this blossoming community project.