Government’s €900,000 three-year agreement with OASI
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The OASI Foundation today held an ‘Open Day’ to celebrate the 20th Anniversary from the opening of the Administrative Centre, at 5, Wied Sara Street, Victoria Gozo.
The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono Minister and the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Chris Said, were present to support and commemorate this important event for the Foundation.
Minister Chris Said announced during the event that the Ministry of Justice, Public Consultation and Family and the OASI Foundation have reached a new agreement of €900,000 for the next three years tha will enhance the education, prevention, treatment and drug rehabilitation, which is carried out by the OASI Foundation in Gozo.
The OASI Foundation offers services and assistance to drug dependent persons. Over the past 20 years the OASI Foundation has helped 662 people in both Gozo and Malta. There are at the present time 32 person from the OASI Foundation who are pursing a rehabilitation course, or are benefiting from one of its services.
Minister Said went on to say that in addition to this investment, the Ministry of Justice, Public Consultation and the Family, has in the last five years helped the OASI Foundation with aid of more than €730,000 from the NGOs Fund.
Gozo Minister, Giovanna Debono, praised the work of the OASI Foundation and stressed that the Government will look to further support the Foundation as it has done in previous years.
Visitors to the Centre today were able to join in with a variety of activities that suited all ages of the family, which included a Harley Davidson Motorbike Show, Bouncing Castle, Face painting, Guided tour of the OASI Premises, Ex-Clients’ sharing, White Elephant Stall and a show by Greenfields, among others.
A section was also dedicated to Maltese Arts, Food and Drinks Stall.