Children with disabilities in Malta are being offered the opportunity to develop skills in playing musical instruments. In a collaboration between the Malta Arts Council and he Malta Trust Foundation, the project was launched during a press conference wherein €45,000 will be provided to the Arts Ministry over a three year period. This monetary investment will go into purchasing and maintaining musical instruments a Villa Bianca Birkirkara. The residence will be the country’s first centre which offers such opportunities to kids with diverse disabilities such as autism.
Malta Trust Foundation chairwoman Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca signed the agreement with the arts council and stated how this is a historic project which fill ‘fill a gap in the field of music and performing arts for children with diverse needs who to date have not had an opportunity to develop such skills. Minister Jose Herrera highlighted the importance of inclusion as Villa Bianca, in its final renovation stages, was donated to the foundation for the benefit of helping children with disabilities.
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