The Water Services Corporation raise funds for Arka Gozo
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€2500 were raised during a recent fundraising activity, organised by Mr. Laurie Saliba and staff from the Water Services Corporation. The Funds raised were donated to Mgr. Emmanuel Curmi for the needs of Arka respite Centre where persons with disabilities are provided with various services.
This year the Arka Foundationis celebrating its 10th anniversary of its operations at Dar l-Arka and Respite Centre in Ghajnsielem.
is a voluntary, non-profit making and non-governmental organisation that promotes the welfare of people with special needs and of their families, irrespective of their creed or nationality.
In l995, the Arka Foundation felt the need of a Respite Centre in Gozo for disabled persons and their families.
The local church donated a sizeable plot of land at Ghajnsielem, a few hundred metres away from the main harbour. Through the collective efforts of dedicated and talented Gozitans, under the guidance of the hard-working Mgr Manuel Curmi, a Respite Centre was built, the first one of its kind in Gozo.
It was officially opened on 3rd December, 2000. It has three levels and can accommodate 32 clients in 19 bedrooms, eleven of which are en-suite. It is fully air-conditioned centrally heated and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including two therapeutic baths, two large heated pools, a jacuzzi, a gym, and wheelchair-friendly facilities.