Marsalforn clean-up and activities to mark International Youth Day
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The Ministry for Gozo, together with Gozitan youth organisations, are holding a clean-up event and other activities in Marsalforn, to mark International Youth Day, which is celebrated on the 12th of August.
Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, said that this initiative is being held following meetings with young Gozitan who have shown an interest in creating a day of activities dedicated to young people.
Dr Caruana pointed out that the Ministry encourages and appreciates the direct involvement of young people in all aspects that shape the lives of this island community.
She added that young people, with energy and ideas, make a direct contribution to society and further improve the level and quality of life on the island.“This event will combine activism and youth power with an environmental agenda which is important for Gozo. It will also send a strong message that young people cherish Gozo, with the focus in this particular instance – on Marsalforn,” said the Minister.
Marco Schembri, the person behind the organisation of the activity, said that young people are showing interest in this event and urged more youths to join together to ensure that the clean-up is a successful one.
The clean-up and activities will be held on Sunday, the 12th of August and will start at 1.30pm.
Photograph by Alain Salvary – Minister for Gozo with François Deniau and Marco Schembri