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Centru Tbexbix

description of organisation

Project Tbexbix is a project of Centru Tbexbix, an ongoing socio-education project in Cospicua, Malta, aimed at helping participants discover new alternative ways of learning and discovering their true potential, through planned informal learning situations.
Cospicua is one town in the Cottonera region, which is renowned for social problems and disadvantaged families. Recently it is being regenerated and is becoming an important attraction to tourists visiting the harbour area.
Children are encouraged and given tools to discover their potential and increase their self-confidence and self esteem.
Free classes are held in English, creativity, and computer with an integration of drama, music and various arts. Sports and Yoga as well as healthy eating and living are given a big priority. Professional volunteers are contributing in this regard.
Children and adolescents attend afternoon classes during the scholastic year and morning sessions in the summer. The role of EVS volunteers in this programme is to plan and implement different educational and fun activities.
During the scholastic year the project also offers Yoga Shoots, a programme for primary and secondary schools, offering yoga for kids, intercultural awareness and creativity. EVS volunteers participate by a cultural presentation about their country, as well as yoga and creativity and games.
Recently we have also launched a new project to help vulnerable elderly in the community.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
  • Other experience, infrastructure and resources:

    The nature of the project itself is primarily meant to help and support and empower disadvantaged children and families in the community. This gives us a good experiential background and tools to support Fewer Opportunity volunteers. The two main people in the project are two mature professional teachers who have always worked with disadvantaged teenagers and children with special needs.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Economic obstacles
Social obstacles
Cultural differences