The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, aimed at supporting vulnerable children in their ability to follow online learning.
Ahead of the signing, The Malta Chamber President, Perit David Xuereb noted that at these trying times, more than ever it was imperative to strive towards an inclusive society.
“It is vital to ensure that no child is left behind” Perit Xuereb said. “As schools have reopened their doors to students and have started operating within the context of the challenges of the COVID pandemic, we must make sure that children hailing from challenging backgrounds are not at a disadvantage. It is imperative to ascertain that online access is available to everyone, and caregivers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and means to provide a complete education for their dependants at these trying times” said the Chamber President.
The Chair of The Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said: ‘the pandemic has also exposed the growing digital divide. This needs to be urgently tackled, otherwise, children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds will be doomed to further social exclusion. If left unaddressed, it will create a new class of poor people.’
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by President Perit David Xuereb on behalf of The Malta Chamber, and H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, on behalf of The Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.