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ATLAM: Charity Event – Life is better when you dance!

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - June 29 @ 1:00 am CEST

On Friday 28th June, Graziella Buttiġieġ and a group of friends are organizing a charity event at Atlam Sub Aqua Club. Join us for a fun night of socialising up with friends and dancing at Atlam Sub Aqua Club, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq at 8pm. All proceeds from this event will be going towards the Garbage Village Project in Guatemala by Fr Anton Grech.

Price is 15 Euro per person. Finger food will be served during the night and drinks can be bought from the club bar at reasonable prices.

One can book by sending a message by WhatsApp or Messenger to confirm attendance and send payment to one of the following hosts:
Graziella Buttiġieġ: 79876218; Payment by Revolut or BOV App.
Marika Żammit: 99894939; Payment by Revolut or BOV App.
Kathleen Baldacchino: 79040452; Payment by BOV App.

Kindly book before the 24th June. This will help us when ordering the food. We must make sure that there is enough for everyone and at the same time, avoid waste.

Fr Anton Grech has been a missionary priest in Guatemala for the last 27 years. He works near the Atlantic coastline, in Izabal, covering more than 30 villages scattered in the jungle of this area bigger than Malta in size. His pastoral work extends in the administration of many projects aiming to help and sustain especially the poor Mayan people who have survived a harsh civil war during the 80’s and 90’s. One of the big project that Fr Anton and Guatemalta Foundation are working on at the moment is the Garbage village project which is estimated to cost 60,000 Euro. It is to accompany more than 60 families who live as scavengers in a garbage dump site near the town. These families, in their daily resilience, work as scavengers, sifting through heaps of waste to find recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, paper, and other salvageable items. Living amidst waste, these families face unique challenges, and thus the importance of extending a helping hand to these families cannot be overstated. Steps being taken :
1. Raising awareness about the living conditions of these families and ways to help.
2. Last year we bought land nearby to serve for our future projects in this area, starting with setting up makeshift schools or learning centers to provide basic education to the children who live with their parents in this area.
3. In health and sanitation, we are organizing periodic health camps to provide medical check-ups, vaccinations, and providing basic medicines. Distributing hygiene kits containing soap, toothpaste sanitary napkins and other essentials. The idea is to build a community shelter with basic facilities like toilets and clean water access. Also educating the families on basic sanitation and hygiene practices.
4. Constructing a room in this new land to introduce the people to sustainable methods of recycling which could increase their earnings. A plastic compactor machine.
5. Distributing on a weekly basis, basic essentials ,like bags of foods, blankets, footwear and clothing. We also need to provide counseling services to address trauma or any other mental health problems.
6. At the moment we are trying to partner with organizations that can bring in resources, expertise, and long term solutions, like 4oceans which is working nearby.
We are reaching out to individuals, organisations and companies who share our same belief and vision that every child deserves access to education and healthcare which is a fundamental right for all.
To continue with our work and project, we rely on the generosity of donors. Any amount that one/companies can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

Life is a Dance and we are the Dancers, so on Friday the 28th of June let’s kick off our shoes and dance like crazy, like there’s nobody watching, in aid of the Garbage Village Project.

Fr Anton Grech FB page : https://www.facebook.com/grechanton
Guatemalta Foundation FB page :https://www.facebook.com/guatemalta.org
Guatemalta link : https://guatemalta.org/


June 28 @ 8:00 pm CEST
June 29 @ 1:00 am CEST
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