Gozo celebrates European Day of Solidarity between Generations
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The Minister Justyne Caruana, on the occasion of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, which is celebrated on the 29th of April, visited various activities, saying that solidarity must be tangible to have a positive impact and effect.
At one event where pupils had brought their grandparents, Justyne Caruana said that it is important that we bring the generations together, not only to learn from each other, but also to enhance the mutual bond between them and understand the challenges.
Other activities, undertaken on the initiative of the council of students at the Gozo College Victoria primary school, raised awareness about autism. The Minister for Gozo was present for the event, together with children, teachers and school administration.
Justyne Caruana spoke about the importance of knowing more about autism. She said that while these children have gained knowledge about the condition and how to communicate with children with this condition, more effort should be made in general to gain knowledge and promote awareness, which would result in better inclusiveness in schools and our communities.
Minister Caruana concluded by stressing that every child has different potential and abilities, and said that there must be a place where we can give a chance to share these abilities with others.
The day’s activities included the presentation of a donation for € 3,800 to Puttinu Cares, which was collected during family activities that the Ministry for Gozo organised during the Christmas and Easter holidays in Gozo.
Photographs: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri