Supporting and collaborating with non-profit organisations and individuals, Melita Foundation taps into four pillars; creativity, heritage, environment, and e-skills.
The Melita Foundation was established in February 2020 with the aim to support and collaborate with non-profit organisations in order to enhance and improve on Malta’s digital skills, creativity, environment and heritage development.
During its first year of operation, the Foundation allocated more than €150,000 in assistance to various charities and organisations. Organisations that have benefitted from the Foundation’s support include eSkills Malta Foundation, RIDT, Majjistral Park, and the Opening Doors Association, including others.
eSkills Malta Foundation
The Melita Foundation is supporting eSkills Malta Foundation in bringing to Malta three important courses, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. These courses include AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials, Architecting on AWS, and AWS Business Essentials. These courses aim to reduce the skills gap in ICT and increase accessibility to digital education.
The Foundation will cover the course fees for all applicants and the courses will be delivered by a local education provided, selected by Amazon Web Services.
RIDT – Research, Innovation and Development Trust
When it comes to the heritage sector, the Melita Foundation is contributing to the conservation of the Great Siege wall painting by Matteo Perez D’Aleccio, coordinated by RIDT.
The wall paintings are a detailed and historically accurate visual document of the Great Siege in 12 episodes on the walls of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta.
Heritage Parks Federation
The Heritage Parks Federation aims to rehabilitate protected areas in Malta, working in the conversations of the island’s cultural heritage, coastal management, and environment. The Foundation is supporting the Federation in the restoration of natural and historical grounds in the Majjistral Park.
Covering the coastal area from Golden Bay to Anchor Bay (including the inland towards Manikata), the Majjistral Park offers great beauty and is a big part of Malta’s cultural heritage. The restoration project includes restoring the degraded ecosystems, historical buildings, planting of indigenous plants, and opening a specific Visitors Centre.
Opening Doors Association
A non-profit organisation promoting the involvement of adults with intellectual disabilities into the artistic sector, Opening Doors Association will be providing training programmes, supported by the Melita Foundation.
The programmes will include music and art sessions, performance opportunities, and a space and platform for collaboration with other artists.