Welcome to the October newsletter of Centru Tbexbix.
October is the month when our center becomes again full of children’s play and joy. Our regular winter afternoon programs resumed, together with two new programs.
English is Fun
Brand new volunteers Alice and Sonja took over the task of planning innovative English Club activities.
Art for Integration and Social Skills
Arts and craf ts activities are David's and Sonja's responsibility:
Teamwork, Sportsmanship... and Values
Niky, David and Sophie are in charge of Yoga, sport and games,
Still Going Strong, Three Years Later
The athletics club, conducted by professional trainer Leandros Calleja and sponsored by Woman 2000, continues. Warm ups, running round the Marsa track, long jump, high jump... the children are all excited and quite a handful! More children are asking to register for this activity and unfortunately some of them have to stay on the waiting list for the time being.
Dirty Little Fingers
Experimenting with clay is a new activity a good exercise for manual dexterity, as well as an amazing tool for strengthening our little ones’ creative potential.. Every Wednesday at 4pm, 15 children enjoy creating pots, small animals and decorations, guided by expert volunteer Arthur Taliana.
An Honorable Award
At the end of this month we inaugurated the project BIS-SENS, fo which we were awarded the President’s Award for Creativity for 2011. This is a project which combines the development of creativity in children with a focus on the social needs of the local community. The children started attending our special art class every Friday, conducted by professional artist Caroline Said Lawrence, assisted by three other volunteers, George, Damayanti and Leta. A neohumanistic theme will feature every month in a display of the children’s art installed in 4 places in Cottonera. The cost of the project, spanning over nine months, is €9000, sixty per cent of which are funded by the Office of the President.
During the last two weeks of October our children were entertained by professional singer Deborah Harrison from USA. The children had so much fun dressing up as ghosts, zombies, etc, and learning songs and movement created by Deborah. Thank you Deborah for bringing so much fun and good energy, which even all volunteers were drawn into. Of course pumpkins featured also. Not only did Deborah donate her time and expertise, but she is also organizing a concert where she and her students will sing for the benefit of our project. (see flyer sent in a separate email)
With the new scholastic year we had to say goodbye to our dear volunteer Corinna. We will miss her benevolent spirit and serene character. We are very grateful to her for her contributions in many different aspects of our project, including yoga, gardening, music and creativity.
Hoping to see you again and may you have lot s of beautiful happy experiences in your future.
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 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. The intention is to keep it brief and factual. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.