Social events are as important as educational activities to a child’s overall development and wellbeing. The Carnival party, organised annually by the HSBC Malta Foundation, is just one of the ways through which the Foundation treats disadvantaged children in homes while also helping them feel more involved in ongoing events. This was stated by the Foundation Chairperson Mrs Catherine Gonzi who joined more than 300 children during the party.
Coming from homes and caring organisations across Malta, the children were kept amused by professional entertainers as well as makeup artists. During the party, children enjoyed themselves by playing, singing and dancing with the lively animators and performers.
Facilitating support, education and self-development for children in caring institutions is one of the main aims of the HSBC Malta Foundation, which organises various activities so as to offer a better quality of life to children facing social or physical challenges. Globally, HSBC invests US$50 million a year in education projects and thousands of HSBC employees get involved. Together, the bank helps young people fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions, by providing access to education, developing life-skills and entrepreneurship, and promoting international and cultural understanding.
This event was also supported by Dolmen Resort Hotel and the MCAST Institute of Community Services, whose Hairdressing and Beauty Courses students provided face painting and creative hairstyles for the children.