The Malta Independent 11 December 2017, Monday

Fundacion MAPFRE sponsors Inspire Foundation’s Multi-Sensory Rooms

The Malta Business Weekly Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:49 Last update: about 10 days ago

Inspire's Multi-Sensory Rooms, a service offered to people with sensory issues, are being sponsored by Fundacion MAPFRE, a non-profit institution within the MAPFRE Group.  Fundacion MAPFRE has offered the generous sum of €44,000 to support all running costs of the MSR rooms in the next year. At present, 400 children benefit from this service.

Inspire's Multi-Sensory Rooms were built purposely to help treat children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder - a condition in which an individual's sensory signals do not get organised into appropriate responses, making everyday activities a challenge to perform. If not addressed and treated properly, this leads to clumsiness, behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, underachievement, social isolation among other issues.

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These Multi-Sensory Theatres are used to create events which focus on particular senses such as touch, vision, sound, and movement. It gives people control - possibly for the first time in their lives. It enables people with any degree of disability to change and influence their environments in a positive way. Last year, Inspire delivered more than 2500 sessions to 400 children and adults in these state-of-the-art Inspire's Multi Sensory Rooms.

"It is truly wonderful that Fundacion MAPFRE is able to help out local initiatives, supporting organisations that are dependable on such help. The services offered by Inspire Foundation are indispensable for people with a disability and their families, who deserve nothing but the very best. This organisation works tirelessly to offer the most professional and advanced services possible. We are more than happy to collaborate," Chairman of MAPFRE Middlesea, Martin Galea said.

CEO of Inspire Foundation, Antonello Gauci, expressed his gratitude towards Fundacion Mapfre.  "Such support really means the world - it gives us the motivation to move forward and to continue improving the services we offer.  We thank Fundacion Mapfre wholeheartedly for acknowledging our work and for supporting this service, which will be truly beneficial for people with a disability," he said.

Fundacion MAPFRE, a non-profit institution of MAPFRE Group is a leading global foundation for our commitment to people's well-being and social progress. It contributes to improving people's quality of life and the progress of society through multinational programs and activities.  In Malta, MAPFRE is represented by MAPFRE Middlesea and MAPFRE MSV Life.

Inspire Foundation provides educational, theraputic and leisure services to persons with a disability, allowing them to reach their full potential in life. Services are offered free of charge or at a highly subsidised price and the NGO depends on donations to sustain and improve its services. For more information visit www.inspire.org.mt

 

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