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Joint statement by the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Citizenship and Communities: ‘Learn, Interact, Share’ campaign against addictions

23.04.2021 | Press Releases

Reference Number: PR210767

​‘Learn, Interact, Share’ – A campaign against addition with an investment of €90,000.

‘Learn, Interact, Share’ – these are three themes that shall feature in a campaign about addiction which shall be launched in June on the International Day Against Drug Abuse. This campaign shall
Take place following an official agreement signed between the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) and the Community Malta Agency which shall be funding the campaign with an investment of €90,000. 

The campaign shall be aimed at adolescents, but it shall also address the public in a broader manner. The message shall be against all types of addiction with one of the main messages being that whoever has an addiction shall find assistance and not judgment.

The campaign shall include an informative website, material on social media, interviews, television and video features together with a handbook and information stands.

Michael Falzon, the Minister for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights and Alex Muscat the Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities presided over the signing of the agreement.

Minister Falzon announced that the campaign shall be launched on the coming 26th of June which is also the International Day Against Drug Abuse. The Minister explained how this campaign shall be innovative in the way it is designed as it was based on research among youths. That is why it shall be conveying the thoughts, fears and aspirations of youths themselves.

Alex Muscat the Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities stated that with the funds from the programmes of residence through investment, thousands of Maltese citizens are being granted assistance. “While we respect the individual’s right of free and responsible choice, we have to educate against addiction. Advice in time may save lives and assist a person when they don’t know where to seek assistance to live a better life” the Parliamentary Secretary concluded.

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