Collaboration set to strengthen vocational qualifications

Inspire Foundation and the University of Malta’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing will be working together on research and course material.

Inspire Foundation and the University of Malta’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing have announced a collaboration for the conducting of research, the delivering of course material that will ultimately lead to vocational qualifications needed by personnel engaged at the Foundation, and the engagement in public debates on issues related to disability and inclusion. The agreement is valid over the next three years. 

The mission of Inspire Foundation has always been to improve the well-being of disabled individuals and their families. Believing that everyone has the right to equal and equitable access in society, Inspire offers a range of targeted educational, therapeutic, and leisure services and facilities across sites in both Malta and Gozo aiming to enhance quality of life and promote community inclusion. 

Inspire Foundation CEO, Antonello Gauci said: “Placing our customers at the forefront of our endeavours, this partnership signifies a pivotal step towards advancing our organisation’s mission. With Inspire’s commitment to fostering a dedicated research function, we are particularly buoyed by the prospect of this collaboration with the faculty which reinforces our duty to enhancing service accessibility and staying abreast of emerging trends in disability and wellbeing. We are confident that this collaboration will better enable our services to effectively achieve its overarching goals of equity and the societal advancement of people with disabilities.”

Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Andrew Azzopardi, commented: “Situating disability in a contemporary context, undoubtedly requires an interdisciplinary perspective. Such key joint efforts are key to also help change the false perception that people with a disability cannot be effective contributors to their society. We look forward to ushering more discussion about disability, and decrease the disproportionality of their representation across different fields.”

Both Inspire and the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta are committed to maintaining an ongoing dialogue aimed at fostering critical discussions surrounding social services that authentically reflect the lived realities of vulnerable individuals today. 

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