Gozo Diocese to open two hostels in Malta for Gozitan students
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The Gozo Youth Council has welcomed the news that two hostels are to be opened by the Gozo Diocese for Gozitan students studying in Malta.
In a Letter to be read out at all Masses in Gozo this weekend, Gozo Bishop, Mgr. Mario Grech, said that the Gozo Diocese will be opening two hostels in Malta for young Gozitan people who need more financially sustainable accommodation in Malta, in order to be able to continue their studies.
The Bishop added that the Diocese is able to carry this out thanks to the cooperation of the Augustinian Friars and Sisters of Saint Joseph, who have made two homes in Malta available to the Diocese to be used as accommodation: one in Gwardamanga with 14 rooms for young men, and the other for young women in Gzira with 7 rooms.
Mgr Grech, in the letter went on to say that the sum invested by the Diocese to arrange the two properties as hostels has been made because, they are “convinced that this is an investment that is needed for our young people.”
The GYC thanked the Gozo Diocese for its commitment towards Gozitan students. It added that this investment towards the establishment of these two hostels will tackle a concern a number of Gozitan families have had in the past months, particularly as the start of a new scholastic year is near.
“This is an investment in the Gozitan society, and an important step which will provide a number of Gozitan families and students the necessary support to continue furthering their studies in Malta,” said the GYC.
Those families who wish to make use of this service are requested to write a letter to the Administrative Secretary of the diocese, at the Curia.
“All requests submitted will be put before an appointed board, to evaluate them. Anyone may apply, but preference is given to those cases where help is needed,” the Diocese said.
The Bishop concluded that, “as this project is subsidised by the Diocese and the two Religious Orders mentioned, the Curia Administration is requesting a nominal fee.”
The Bishop’s Letter, can be read in full by clicking here, in Maltese.