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Il-Progett - Six personalities off to Ethiopia for missionary work

Six Maltese personalities left Malta for Ethiopia where for the next twelve days they will be doing doing missionary work in Ethiopia. Their work will be to build a farm for an orphanage giving shelter to poor children. The aim is to offer a better future to children who are at risk of ending up victims of prostitution. Their missionary work will be documented and transmitted in a new twelve-episode programme on TVM.

Robert Farrugia from Missio Malta, who is accompanying the personalities in Ethiopia, said that the farm will employ 20 people from the same orphanage who will be able to sell the products they produce. “In order to have the project apart from the farm we decided to raise money for a borehole so that they will have fresh water for agriculture and to feed the animals”.

The Maltese personalities for the experience are former Miss Malta and model Jade Cini, DJ Toby Farrugia, TV chef Emmanuel Aquilina, voice coach Gillian Attard, Strada Stretta actress Doriana Portelli and Sexologist and Clinical Psychology Practitioner Nicholas Briffa.

Upon his arrival Emmanuel Aquilina said “This is my favourite photo I have taken. To me it explains a lot. Children on the streets, simply dressed, playing on the pavement. No toys, no games, no mobiles, no food. But notice one thing...they all have a huge smile on their face and they all stopped to wave. They are content with the very little they have. They are happy to see you, they play together even though they have no toys. This is my lesson of the day and it brought a huge smile to my face”  Gillian Attard also said “Her smile says it all. This by far has been the best experience of my life! I have so many mixed emotions!”

Donations lines are still open and the members of the public can follow regular updates about the team on its official Facebook page.  

SMS Donation
€2.33 – 50617374
€6.99 – 50618820

Bank Donation
Bank:     APS Bank
Name:    Pontifical Missions Societies – Il-Progett
IBAN:     MT91APSB77024000112420001816358
Swift:     APSBMTMT


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