Society

Video Conferencing - an effective action of overcoming double insularity via eco friendly measures
With the implementation of video conferencing, the centre aims at addressing two main objectives: an amplified means of learning art offering online courses through eco friendly measues. This project by Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions.    ...
Promoting and Sustaining Healthy Lifestyles
The San Lawrenz Primary School completed its project Promoting and Sustaining Healthy Lifestyles within the school and its outer community.  This project included the procurement of various sports equipment and bicycle racks.  Another part of the project included a lecture open to the public on permaculture.  This project by Gozo College - San lawrenz Primary is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. For more information, please click here....
Upgrading of I.T. Facilities at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology
This project proposes to upgrade the lecture rooms and the conference room, and equip them with interactive whiteboards.  This will also facilitate the access to the world wide web especially to the lectures in delivering speeches and their lectures, and also to the students in their presentations. This project by Sacred Heart Major Seminary is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. Click here for more information.    ...
Purchase of Apparata to reduce obesity and improve health in pupils
The project aims to keep pupils active and close to nature.  This project proposes the purchasing of additional sports equipment to increase the variety of games and movements during physical education with the ultimate aim to fight obesity among school children. This project by Gozo College - Xewkija Primary is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions.      ...
Promotion for a healthier lifestyle by introducing fun into sports and recreational activities
This project involves the purchase of fun equipment in order to tempt and encourage the pupils to participate fully in any sport activity.  The children will express themselves through a fun and sporting manner and in the long run will lead to a healthier lifestyle.  This will also allow educators to pick out children who show sporting abilities in order to further their talents.  This project by Gozo College - Santa Theresa Primary School is part of the...
Promotion of Gozo's identity and promotion of healthy life
This project intends to:                                                  1) Buy modern sports equipment including table soccer and table tennis, 2) buy science equipment so as teachers can use them in lab or class and 3) introduce pottery in the school, to help children be more creative.  Also, part of the project involves the invitation to give basic lessons to children in pottery.  This project by Bishop Conservatory Primary School is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions.  Click here for more information.  ...
The first step towards a music reference library
The project aims at setting up a music reference library by providing necessary storage and basic equipment, such as audio visual recorders, musical scores, reference books, DVDs and CDs.  Special effort will be made to include Maltese music scores and recordings, especially by Gozitan composers. This project by Gozo School of Music is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. Click here for more information.  ...
Living a Healthy Lifestyle through Sports and Outdoor Activities
This project aims in supplying the school ground with sports/outdoor furniture which will enhance the idea of promoting a healthy lifestyle and enhance the love for recreational outdoor activities. This project by Gozo College - Qala Primary School is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. Click here for more information.  ...
Shaded open air learning space
This project will help embelish the school and educate the students to appreciate the environment and learn more about indigenous plants and herbs.  The project will consist of gazebos and seated area which will provide a shaded learning area for students.  This area can be used both during beaks and lessons such as Integrated Science, Biology and Geography.  Such an area would encourage gardening activity lessons and be used also as a reading area during...
Healthy and Safe with EcoGozo
The project proposed involves the refurbishment of the concrete playground measuring around 220sq. metres with safety mats. These tiles will minimize the risk of injury to children when they fall due to their capability of absorbing impacts.  Once the refurbishment is complete, this can be used to promote the school's Healthy Lifestyle Programme through Healthy Lifestyle Days where parents and pupils participate in sports activities, talks and discussions as well as preparation and consumption of...
Kitchen laboratory at Ghajnsielem Primary School
This project intends to convert the old library room which is not in use anymore into a kitchen laboratory so as to be able to teach students basic food preparation.  Both the kinder classes and the primary  school children will use the kitchen laboratory for different healthy eating sessions.  The kitchen lab will be used during Health and Safety lessons and science lessons.  This kitchen will also be used to teach parents how to prepare...
The Promotion of Health Awareness Activities amongst students
This project involves healthy eating presentations by nutritionist, healthy beakfast activities, healthy cooking lessons by teachers, regular weekly educational activities using P. E. Equipment, specialphysical activities for all classes and the school annual sports day. This project by Gozo College - Xaghra Primary is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. Click here for more information.  ...
Defeating Obesity through Healthy Eating  and Physical Activity
The project aims to promote physical activity during and if possible after school hours.  It aims also in promoting healthy eating within the school community as well within the wider Zebbug community.  The project will include the refurbishment of the gymnasium and a list of activities to be carried out during the project implementation period as well during the rest of the scholastic year. This project by Gozo College - Zebbug Primary is part of the ecoGozo scheme...
Better equipment  to enhance a holistic education for students at Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School
This project involves the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of an interactive white board complete with PC, ultra short throw projector, mounting frame and classroom speaker system in one of the classrooms at Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School.  Also the supply of sports equipment including a wooden gymnastics bench and gymnastics mat. This project by Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School, Victoria is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions. Click here for more information.  ...
Enhancing the ICT Training Facilities at the MCAST Gozo Centre
The main scope of the project is the procurement of a number of interactive smart boards to be deployed in the centre's provision of ICT and other vocational courses. This project by MCAST Gozo Centre, Xaghra is part of the ecoGozo scheme for educational institutions.      ...
Healthy eating campaign
Every year, Form 4 students attending state and church secondary schools in Gozo, attend informative and hands-on sessions at the Institute for Tourism Studies in Qala. Students are also informed about the variety of courses offered at the Institute. These sessions form part of the Healthy Eating Campaign organised annually by the Ministry for Gozo as an initiative that conforms with the Eco Gozo Action Plan 2010 - 2012....
Healthy living brunch
Gozitan students, mothers, grandparents and educators participated in an activity by the Ministry for Gozo with the aim to promoting good healthy practices related to the preparation and choice of food.  The aim of this activity, named Healthy Living Brunch, is in conformity with the ecoGozo action plan 2010-2012 and in-line with the strategy Piż tajjeb tul il-Ħajja launched on a national level by the Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care. The aim of...
Home-Start Gozo
Services related to the social aspects in Gozo are being strengthened through the Home-Start Gozo project aimed at aiding vulnerable families undergoing social problems by offering support and the much needed help. Home-Start Gozo will be offered to vulnerable families or those in difficulty having at least one child less than 5 years old experiencing problems related to their upbringing. These vary from illnesses, multiple births, mental and physical problems, solitude and challenges faced in...
The beauty of Life
This project by Dar Guzeppa Debono includes the assembling of a booklet consisting of a number of lesson plans, targeted for pupils at primary level from year 1 to year 6.  These lessons will be based on the life cycle of different organisms, the role of the male and female in reproduction and the importance of every species.  These lessons are targeted to teach children to be environmentally friendly and appreciate the beginning and development...
Young people in Gozo
This project seeks to update a study carried out ten years ago by the OASI Foundation regarding young people in Gozo. This study will analyse, suggest, propose and plan strategies for future action and further follow-up studies for the benefit of young people. This project will also give particular attention to new social issues that are related to addictions amongst youths and children besides those of tobacco, drugs and alcohol. This project was eligible for 95%...
Education
The first educational programme in primary schools was entitled Eco-Gozo through eLearning - a project launched to further promote the embedding of eLearning in everyday teaching and learning activities.  Another initiative forming part of the eco-Gozo educational campaign was the distribution of calendars with specific monthly messages related to the eco-Gozo vision such as healthy eating, health and safety practices, the environment, culture and traditions. In May 2010, the Eco-Gozo: A Resource Pack for Teachers was...
Launch of the Gozo Mental Health Association
At the beginning of October 2010, a programme of activities was held so as to create more awareness regarding mental health problems and social exclusion.  The launching of the programme of prevention was addressed specifically to students attending years 4, 5 and 6 at the Gozo Collage and church schools. The launch also included a programme of outreach where informative material regarding this issue was distributed in the main squares and shopping centres of Victoria. In October...
Smart Civic Centre - Creation of a Child Care facility at Gharb
The Smart Civic Centre Project proposed by the Għarb Local Council will incorporate the setting up of a childcare centre and the procurement of an eco cab and an eco truck. The childcare centre will offer its services to the whole population of Gozo and will be open seven days a week all year round, from 0730 to 1700, thus facilitating the entry of women with young children to enter the labour market. With the procurement...
Set-up a regional youth council in Gozo.
The main aim of this council will be that of providing youths with the opportunity to have an effective representation and the recognition of the work of these youth groups for the benefit of Gozitan society.  It will also help establish a recognised forum where young people will discuss, share ideas and promote more collaboration among their respective organisations. The Regional Youth Council for Gozo will be composed of Gozitan youths aged between 16 and 30....
Let's Volunteer
The year 2011 has been chosen by the European Union as a special year dedicated to Volunteering.  Thus the NGOs Association through its council is in contact with the relative national body to organise activities in Gozo.  This GIVE (Gozo International Voluntary Day) will be organized within such framework to increase awareness on local voluntary organisations and to promote voluntary service with the population, especially new retirees. This project was eligible for 95% of its funding...
Establishment of a sailing school
This project entailed the establishment of a sailing school initially targeted at children 7 to 16 years of age.  Training consisted of both classroom and in-the water instruction.  The project included the purchase of boats to be used in this program. This project was eligible for 95% of its funding through the eco-Gozo scheme for NGOs.    ...