The Gozitan community also benefits from Inspire’s expertise in the field of disability through the services provided at its location in Ghajnsielem.
There are a number of programmes and services available in Gozo including the STEP Intensive Early Intervention programme – specifically for children on the autism spectrum under the age of 5. The 1:1 Tutoring Service and the EPIC Skills Programme, are both available to children on the autism spectrum as well as those with other intellectual disabilities. To complement these services, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are also available.
A multi-disciplinary team of tutors and therapists deliver Inspire’s mission to reach out to many children with special needs – to provide educational services through various specialised approaches that help our clients unlock their potential. The team in Gozo works hand-in-hand with parents to ensure the continuity of services with a holistic approach to the development of the child. This work lays down the groundwork for a happy, socially inclusive and independent life as possible for our clients.
Fundraising and awareness about inclusion and disability is also an important part of what we do in Gozo. Through various campaigns held on the island, we reach out to the public to raise awareness about the different aspects of disability within the Gozitan context. We also combine efforts with different community groups to fundraise for the foundation so that we may better serve our clients.
To this end, we also raise funds through our bazaar outlet, which is located on Republic Street in Victoria. The shop is open on Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm, selling plants, artwork, books and various bric-a-brac items.
Inspire in Gozo also has a successful volunteering programme, welcoming all enthusiastic and dedicated individuals ready to spare some time to help us deliver our services and raise funds as well. Many of our local residents and 6th form students choose Inspire for an enriching experience working side by side with our teams, supporting staff in the delivery of services and fundraising concerns.
Triq Ramon Perellos,