Ħamrun Ħanin’s experience shared with MCAST students
Ħamrun Ħanin’s message continued to be delivered to different corners of Maltese society, with the voluntary organisation achieving another significant milestone in its young history. The organisation was invited by the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) to deliver a presentation to students currently following an Advanced Diploma in Sport.
As part of a unit of study which tackles Social Responsibility, Christian Vella and Keith Zahra, representatives from Ħamrun Ħanin, shared Ħamrun Ħanin’s experience as a voluntary organisation which uses football as a tool to reach out to those in need and bring tangible change in the community surrounding us.
For Ħamrun Ħamin, it was an exciting opportunity to illustrate how our commitment to leveraging football as a tool for outreach has resulted in tangible transformations within our community. Through this engagement, we shared insights into our experiences, highlighting the ways in which sports, particularly football, can serve as a vehicle for social change and community development.
The session provided an avenue to delve into the core values of our organisation, emphasizing the significance of unity, empowerment and inclusivity. We shared stories of resilience, teamwork, and the profound connections forged through our initiatives, providing experiences from the events carried out during previous months by Ħamrun Ħanin itself but also from that of other international clubs and renowned players. The two representatives also showcased how voluntary work brings about tangible benefits for those involved in it as well, being an effective way to learn a number of essential life skills.
As advocates for social responsibility and community welfare, we were honoured to have this platform to inspire and educate the next generation of sports enthusiasts. Our aim was not only to showcase our endeavours but also to instil the importance of using sports as a catalyst for positive social impact.
Besides this, the two representatives also shared insights into the challenges associated with managing and participating in voluntary
organisations, highlighting how such endeavour is truly a fulfilling one but at the same time requires careful planning. Indeed, students were taken through basic elements of administration, prioritisation, budgeting and coordinating such activities, which today are regulated at law, particularly for officially-recognised voluntary organisations.
Ħamrun Ħanin is grateful to MCAST and its Sport Department for this opportunity and thanks the students who chose to attend this activity.