Roberta Metsola visited St Joseph School in Blata il-Bajda last weekend to meet some of the female students and instil some motivation in the budding talent and future of the country.
“My advice to you as young women is to get involved – in politics, in your communities, in doing what you can” Metsola told them.
“A life in politics is not always easy, you need a thick skin, a sense of justice, a drive to make things better.”
“Women in particular still face double standards and higher ceilings – your words and your intentions will be dissected, even twisted sometimes, but the upside of politics, the positive change in people’s lives that you can impact, makes it all worth it. Politics remains a noble cause and one where we need to see more young women involved. It is worth it.”
Metsola became the first female European Parliament President ever since 2002 as well as the highest ranking Maltese politician. Her achievements during her tenure speak for themselves, but she still took the opportunity to encourage the future leaders of the world.