The Malta Independent 17 September 2019, Tuesday

Shireburn staff help Integra Foundation provide education to migrants

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:11 Last update: about 5 months ago

Shireburn Software has partnered with the Integra Foundation, a local NGO, to provide education to migrants looking to integrate and gain employability within the Maltese community. This initiative consists of a course spread over 12 weeks and is aimed at migrants with a basic knowledge of the English language.

This education programme was organised as part of what has become a yearly tradition at Shireburn, whereby its directors annually give up their Christmas gifts and recommend staff instead to assist or donate to a good cause.

For the past months, Shireburn's social committee together with Integra Foundation, have worked to organise an education programme, which provides migrants with education in the English language, enabling them to seek employment within the Maltese community.

Integra Foundation is a local NGO that works towards the inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Malta, with a focus on young people. The organisation seeks to provide education in the community and to facilitate access to higher education.

This initiative enables the NGO to provide basic language education, stationery as well as carry out an intensive and inclusive educational programme. This will also help the Integra Foundation achieve its vision to support inclusive, non-discriminating and non-disabling societies, where all individuals have the right to human dignity, freedom, respect and social justice.

"Thanks to the altruistic and collaborative efforts of the whole team, a considerable contribution has been made towards this worthy cause," said John de Giorgio, chairman. "Giving back to our community is something that has been instilled in the Shireburn company culture from top down and we look forward to supporting this and many other organisations throughout the year."


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