In this European project, there were other partners including “Osanna Pia Home”, Malta; “Zdruzenie exallievov don Bosca na Slovensku” – Slovakia; “Cunamh Teo” (Salesians of Don Bosco) - Ireland; “Centro di Fraternità Exallievi di Don Bosco – Alberto Marvelli” – Italy; “Confederacion Nacional de Antiguos Alumnos y Antiguas Alumnas de Don Bosco” – Spain.
Bryan Magro, President of the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco, the lead organisation on the project, said: “Our intention was to create a handbook and training guide that would be implemented in our own mentoring programme. But we also wanted to create a tool that can also be used by other organisations in developing their own programmes to help vulnerable young persons. The response to this project by other NGOs was overwhelming and we are also looking at ways of collaborating with each other on further projects related to mentoring”.
The Maltese National Federation will also be opening “Marvelli Residence” this summer, which will be a new home for three young people who are homeless or lack the support of a family.
This project is in partnership with the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta and Osanna Pia Home.