Inspire.org.mt catches up with six extraordinary individuals who together with many others make the Inspire magic happen.
Apart from providing persons with a disability the best quality service through its programmes every day, Inspire is also home to a thriving employer culture, whereby it constantly encourages its employees to grow personally and as members of the team.
Don’t take our word for it. Inspire.org.mt caught up with a number of team members who shared with us why they love working at Inspire so much!
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Anastasiya Gorodnicha, 22, Team Leader at the LinC Programme has been at Inspire since July of last year. With just under one year experience behind her, she confidently claims that her job is her favourite thing in her life right now!
“This has never happened before!” she says. “I have always worked to live, but now I see a whole life building in this environment. The staff are my siblings, and the children are like my own. I’m very happy here, especially with the amount of change we can bring to everyone!” Asked to expand about what makes her experience at Inspire so rewarding, she mentions the room for growth which she experiences, as well as the help she receives from the rest of the team daily! “My creative side is definitely in full bloom” she adds.
Maria Abdilla, 26, Acting Unit Manage of the STEP IEI and the STEP Forward Programmes agrees.
Maria joined the team in August of 2019, and quickly made her way up the ladder, also deciding to specialise her educational background by reading a Master of Education in Autism with the University of Birmingham.
“Working at Inspire is fun. It fosters an inclusive environment and I feel that I have found my niche thanks to Inspire” Maria says. “The best thing about working at Inspire would be the fact that I am always surrounded by people who support me, challenge me and who are there to help. This has helped me grow on a personal level as I am now more assertive than I was before, it has helped me feel more confident and believing more in myself, and thanks to Inspire, I feel more intrigued to always do more and never stop” she notes.
Commenting on her latest role withing the organisation she is grateful for the learning opportunity it offers her which will surely help her grow on a personal and on a professional level.
Roswita Gatt, 41, Unit Manager has been at Inspire for “five years, five months”, she claims proudly!
Reflecting on what her job means to her, she goes for no half measures. “My job means everything to me! Give me the light and the spirit of the day, and it gives me the energy to wake up every morning because I know that, in one way or another, I will make a difference in someone’s life” Delving deeper on the why, she finds that her clients greeting her every morning is extremely rewarding.
John Papasin has just joined the Inspire team as Tutor with the LinC programme and has already been infected by the feel-good-factor of the Foundation.
Previously, John worked as a carer for the elderly, and individuals with disability, following which he worked with children in an educational environment. He later read for a Diploma focusing on behaviour
“Now, I’m eager to continue working for children with special needs to help them grow, and progress with their skills. And to prepare them in our growing community” John says excitedly.
Lisa Krauss, has recently been promoted to Team Leader with the LinC Programme, which she had been working with for the past three years. “It is in my personal interest to help our staff to create a comfortable and supporting work environment, to ensure a safe and enjoyable place for our learners so they are able to improve and develop living and academic skills on a daily basis” she outlines.
Asked about what gives her the greatest satisfaction on the job, Lisa notes how she enjoys being able to support her team and to help our learners improve and progress individually on a daily basis.
“My position gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on our programme as LinC is constantly developing and trying to give the best possible service. Moreover, while I am helping others to grow, I am growing as well” she notes with a smile.
Describing herself as part of the furniture, Elaine Fenech is somewhat of a veteran at Inspire, as she joined Razzett tal-Ħbiberija back in ’99. She occupied a number of roles, from Pool Lifeguard and Fitness Instructor to Sport Disability manager and tutor within a number of different programmes. She currently is Physical Activates Instructor with LinC. Responsible for adapting physical activities around the pool for the requirements of learners, she stresses the importance for everyone to engage in a form of physical activity, with no distinction at all! “It’s proven that swimming can reduce stress and anxiety, it is great for coordination, and it improves social skills, while they enjoy themselves” Elaine underlines.
“Through all these years working at Inspire I have learnt so much and have had so many opportunities and adventures. I met so many people and made so many new friendships. Seeing learners acquiring new skills such as swimming, in a fun way gives me so much satisfaction. I feel incredibly proud of their achievements” she says.
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