People who have successfully completed a rehabilitation programme with Caritas Malta and are interested in starting their own business will find the help and advice that they need to do so, thanks to a new agreement signed by Malta Government Investments and Caritas Malta.
The two entities launched a pilot project titled Success, which will be administered by the University of Malta TAKEOFF programme. Through Success, six people who are currently living at Dar Charles Miceli will be given the professional guidance and necessary training to start their own business.
The collaboration is part of Government’s strategy to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Malta.
“Success is not only the ability to live life to its fullest without drugs, but also for the person to make an effort to engage in the fight against drugs at its most difficult moments,” said Caritas Malta director Anthony Gatt.
“Recovery is a journey with ups and downs. While we celebrate success, the biggest challenge is during the darker moments, when one experiences a setback, but keeps on believing.”
“At work, people rediscover their own dignity. It’s a positive exercise for people who have undergone rehabilitation programmes to be able to match their personal potential and interest with the world of work.”