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... to the February newsletter of Centru Tbexbix. It's coming to you quite late, but hoping you'll take a few minutes to read about what happened last month. Thanks to Jana and Lucia for putting the information together and Cristina for the photos. Do take note of the fundraising events coming up in a few days.

Italian Night with a Swedish touch

Italian Night

Italian Night 2

On the 5th of February, an audience of fifty people listened to the sweet voices and guitars of Didi Ananda Samprajina, volunteer Gabriella Karlsson and ex-volunteer Arianna Zunino. Their performance of songs in Italian, Swedish and English was followed by an Italian dinner with a swedish touch - Swedish apple crumble dessert. A big thank you to Arianna for returning to Malta for the purpose, as well as Didi and Gabriella and all the hard-working helpers who made this another successful and fun fundraising activity.

... and the next fundraising event(s)

Indian Vegetarian Lunch, on Mar 31 (see flyer emailed previously) Easter Bazaar on 1-2-3 April (you are welcome to donate any unwanted gifts, nic-nacs, books etc. Call us on 21805130 / 99281566)

Chinese New Year Party

The beginning of February brought with it the Chinese New Year, and for the first time, this event was celebrated at Centru Tbexbix. All volunteers contributed to a really fun and well organised party, including learning two Chinese songs ("Ni Wa Wa" and the Chinese version of "Twinkle, twinkle little star") accompanied by Corinna on the flute. Different workshops (quiz on China, traditional Chinese games and face painting) brought the children closer to various aspects of Chinese culture. In the end everyone was happy to also taste a bit of China by enjoying good fortune cookies prepared by the children., as well as other Chinese snacks.

chinese new year

Chinese new year 2

Happy Valentine!

More and more different activities. Enthusiastic volunteers and happy children learn up and have fun together. On the occasion of Valentine's day,
the children sewed hearts, made paper flowers and heard a story about a rose. In the English Club the elder children, the Oaks group, wrote and recorded their own TV-interview with their favorite rock star.


Yoga Shoots

Yoga shoots 1

yoga shoots

The yoga shoots program continues to gain momentum, with more classes every week! Again all volunteers share their skills in an organized morning of yoga for kids, creativity and intercultural experiences. As usual the students participated in the activities with great energy and enthusiasm, and their feedback was really positive.


It is unfortunately at the end of her activity that Lucia got the opportunity to share her expertise in dance sport. A new class of aerobics for parents and women from the community started every Thursday, and we hope it continues to build up for the benefit of more women.


Goodbye Aleksej

Once again, it's time for goodbyes. Aleksej is now back home in Latvia, after becoming the EVS volunteerwho stayed longest. Lesha, as we called him, was teacher of games and sport as well as IT and maintenance in charge. We wish to thank him for sharing his expertise especially in IT related work.


He writes:

“Malta, hmm, Malta, Malta ..: I was wondering sitting on the sofa with laptop on my knees. A huge piece of rock in the middle of the sea. Greece, what do I know about Greece. : hmm, Olympic games, Zeus, beautiful ladies with curly hair.. I don't know why, but I made a bet on Malta, and the magical journey began. The very first days of everything new left such a warm and positive impression, that after one year passed and writing this short article I still feel vibrations of wonderful things that happened in already become native Centru Tbexbix .Such a great atmosphere felt everywhere in this cozy and made with love place , that I hardly can describe it with the boring word "work" . Because of this, after the working day was finished, I was awaiting the new one. And I knew that the new day will become even better and funnier and more useful for our little pupils. It was such a pleasure to realize that during or after the lesson, a child can do something you taught, and it will make him better and help him in future. I am happy I was part of the friendly intercultural team and happy I met all these people from all over the Europe. It was a pleasure to work with them and our "boss", super-care mum Katherine, and soul teacher Didi. Anna, Clara, Bettina, Ogun, Miss Marie, Oguz, Mehmet, David, Gabriella, Corrina, Jana, Lucia, Arianna, Cristina and Nika .. I will remember all of you, and of course we will keep in touch The opportunity to take yoga lessons was a big advantage to remember ourselves and grow mentally , taking care of our bodies with the expert help of Didi and Iishana, as well as getting to know more about healthy food .I thought, after such a long time being in the project, it would be hard to leave the island, but after the farewell party, looking at all the people I know sitting at the table full of wonderful food, and hearing: !thank you Aleksej", was the best mark of all my experiences in the centre. Having met the new volunteers, it became clear that Centru Tbexbix is staying in good hands. With these thoughts I was waiting for my early morning flight. And I was smiling, and I always will, remembering the time in Malta. Very big thanks to each and everyone. With love, Aleksej”

New Faces

EVSers ending, others starting. This month we were happy to welcome two new, enthusiastic volunteers:
David from Czech Republic and Nika, our first volunteer from Slovenia. Both are already integrating very well. Wishing them a wonderful year full of joy and interesting experiences.

David & Nika



There are many different ways how to contribute to the success of Centru Tbexbix. Through volunteering (in classes, administration, odd jobs, maintenance), donations in kind or financially, etc. The opportunities are endless.

One way to support the efforts of Centru Tbexbix is through the "Friends of Centru Tbexbix" scheme with a small monthly contribution by standing order. Centru Tbexbix holds the following accounts: HSBC 013-085675-001 and BoV 400-1705136-1.

For more information on how you can help, call us on 21/27 805130 or send an email to tbexbix@gmail.com.

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. The intention is to keep it brief and factual. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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