Malta – Maltese Past Pupils launch “CheckIn”: a new Youth Faith Tourism Service for Young People and Educators

17 June 2022

(ANS – Sliema) – CheckIn is a new project which focuses on supporting young people through a journey of exploration, self-growth, and active involvement in the community. Its aim is to create opportunities and facilitate experiences for young people to embark on a journey of self-exploration and engagement with nature, culture, and travel, with a focus on faith and spirituality.

The Maltese National Federation of the Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco launched their new project CheckIn in the presence of The Minister for Tourism, Onor. Clayton Bartolo MP. This took place at their new offices in Sliema.

Louis Debono and Marica Aquilina presented the new CheckIn brand logo and website. Guests attending the launch were also given a glimpse of other projects, with particular focus to one of the recently launched projects, CheckIn Camino – an app which offers a challenge to explore the natural, cultural, and social environments of the Maltese Islands through different trekking routes. Mr Debono and Ms Aquilina shared future and potential opportunities which the CheckIn team envisage for the upcoming year.

The Minister for Tourism, Hon. Clayton Bartolo MP outlined that “this project understands Faith tourism not only from a religious aspect but from a holistic perspective that addresses the spiritual as well as the physical, the social and the cultural. That is why, the various products of the project include Non-formal Education tourism, Volunteering, cultural exchange, sports, and adventure tourism. It aims to give the participants, mainly young people and educators, an engaging learning experience that is directly related to Malta,”.

Bryan Magro, the President of the World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco said that through this service the past pupils and friends of Don Bosco will continue to accompany young people in their journey of life and faith. This is the mission that Don Bosco entrusted to Carlo Gastini who founded the first past pupil movement in Valdocco.


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