Special Olympics Malta Educational and Information Event
Special Olympics Malta is organizing an information and educational event on the 31st May 2014 in Valletta, in order to raise awareness about the various services and programs offered by the organization. This event is being supported by the Small Initiative Support Scheme (SIS).
Information stands will be set in St. George’s Square in Valletta to disseminate information about the various programs that Special Olympics Malta has to offer, namely, our year round free of charge Sports Programs and Young Athletes Program, the Family Support Network and The Healthy Athletes Program.
Special Olympics Malta volunteers will be sharing information and answering queries about our services. Educational and motivational videos will be shown and information leaflets will be distributed during the day. Free health advice will be given by our accredited clinical directors. Special Olympics Malta athletes will be collecting donations from the general public in order to support our ongoing sports programs.
The event will kick off with a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) with the participation of the Malta Police Force, Special Olympics athletes, families, coaches and friends. The torch run will commence from Auberge de Castille, proceeding towards the Triton Fountain, along Republic Street and into St. George’s Square in Valletta, where the lighting of the ‘Flame of Hope’ will take place.
One of our athletes will be delivering a message of hope and self-determination to the general public. This will be followed by a forum of discussion related to ‘Social Inclusion and Quality of Life issues through Sports’. Different stakeholders including members of parliament, dignitaries, policy makers, other NGOs as well as family members will be participating.
To this extent, Special Olympics Malta would like to invite the general public to support this event, disseminating this powerful message of courage, hope and self-determination towards persons with intellectual disabilities.