"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
The FIDEM Charity Foundation is a non-profit organisation providing support and empowerment opportunities to vulnerable people through access to education, arts and culture and wellbeing guidance.
Our goal is to empower vulnerable people with the opportunities they need to increase their confidence and to achieve lasting change in their lives. Our guiding principles are empathy and compassion.
We use innovative interactive methods to engage with people from vulnerable backgrounds across Malta and Gozo, particularly women and children.
We are passionate about the fundamental right to education for all, and believe in the positive wellbeing benefits of expanding our minds through education.
Since our inception in 2018, we have supported our participants with access to educational and creative workshops, vocational assistance and wellbeing guidance.
Our creative workshops provide therapeutic arts and crafts opportunities for vulnerable adults and children. We have now taken these workshops online to be able to continue reaching our participants during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
We have distributed computer equipment to the women's shelters and children's homes we work with to enable our participants based there to keep in touch with loved ones, to take part in our arts and crafts workshops, and to access the online educational opportunities they need to build their skills and change the course of their future.
We have been particularly keen to ensure the children we work with are able to continue with their education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and once they are back in school they can use the computer equipment for extra learning opportunities.
We have recently started facilitating online English language lessons in women's shelters too, and plan to start computer literacy classes soon.
In March 2020 we began running our "Hear to Help" helpline on +356 9932 0977. This helpline was set up to support people who have wellbeing or legal concerns due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their everyday lives, in line with our ethos of supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable people.
Find out more about the "Hear to Help" helpline by clicking on the banner above.
In May 2020 we launched an ambitious new project - a wellbeing platform called We Connect at www.weconnect.org.mt - to provide a positive, safe online space where people across Malta and Gozo can come together as a community to prioritise their wellbeing and find happiness in every day.
We have now taken our educational and creative workshops online on We Connect to be able to reach more people during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Our goal with We Connect is to empower our community members with free, unlimited access to a wide range of services, tools and opportunities designed to help with uplifting emotional and mental wellbeing and combatting loneliness.
Please make a donation to FIDEM to enable us to continue reaching vulnerable people who need our support to achieve postive change in their lives.
Donate Via SMS
Send an SMS to 50618951 to give €6.99
Send an SMS to 50619258 to give €11.65
Make a Bank Transfer
Account Name: FIDEM Charity Foundation
Account Number: 42634310018
Swift Code: APSBMTMT
Beneficiary Bank: APS Bank PLC
Please include your name as a reference when making your donation via bank transfer. If you would like us to keep you updated on the impact of your gift, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be delighted to do so.
Thank you so much for your support.
We believe education is the most valuable asset in life. Our aim is to facilitate educational opportunities for vulnerable groups.
Through educational opportunities, we aim to build the self-esteem and confidence of our participants so they can feel empowered.
Empowered with knowledge, our participants can find their wings and achieve their goals.
Our new helpline on +356 9932 0977 (open 9am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday) is available if you are experiencing wellbeing concerns due to the impact of COVID-19 on your everyday life.
On December 22, the FIDEM Charity Foundation hosted its first Christmas party at the Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, for several women shelters that the organisation assists. These include Dar Qalb ta’ Gesù, Ghabex and St Jeanne Antide. The foundation hosted about 75 women and children.
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