The FIDEM Charity Foundation believes in the transformative power of education, and we are committed to enabling women and adolescent girls across Malta and Gozo to access life-changing learning opportunities.
Our Educate to Empower Programme funds educational courses and learning materials for women who have found a learning opportunity which would positively impact their future, but cannot currently pursue it without financial support.
Our latest cohort of grantees were selected in September 2020. We look forward to sharing their success stories with you.
We will be opening another call for applications in December, which will be announced here and on our Facebook page.
Find out more about our Educate to Empower Programme here.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
The FIDEM Charity Foundation is a non-profit organisation providing support and empowerment opportunities to vulnerable people through access to education, arts and culture and wellbeing guidance.
Our guiding principles are empathy and compassion.
We are registered in Malta under VO/1613.
We use innovative methods to engage with people from vulnerable backgrounds across Malta and Gozo, particularly women, adolescent girls and children.
Our goal is to empower vulnerable people with the opportunities and tools they need to increase their confidence and to achieve lasting positive change in their lives.
Since our inception in 2018 we have worked with over 200 participants.
We are passionate about the fundamental right to education for all, and believe in the positive wellbeing benefits of expanding our minds through education.
Our Educate to Empower Programme provides life-changing access to educational courses and learning materials to enable our participants to achieve their goals and positively shape their futures.
We also offer practical support to vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children on an ongoing basis by providing urgently needed computer equipment for learning, educational books, school uniforms and school supplies.
In March 2020 we began running our "Hear to Help" Helpline on +356 9932 0977. This helpline was set up to support people who have wellbeing or legal concerns due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their everyday lives, in line with our ethos of supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable people.
If required we refer helpline callers to our partner psychologists for ongoing support with their mental health, or to our partner lawyers for assistance with their legal issues. These are both free services.
If you are in need of immediate support with your wellbeing, contact the "Hear to Help" Helpline on +356 9932 0977 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm). Learn more about the helpline here.
In May 2020 we launched an ambitious new project - a wellbeing platform called We Connect at www.weconnect.org.mt
We Connect provides a positive, safe online space where people across Malta and Gozo can come together as a community to prioritise their wellbeing and find happiness in every day.
Our goal with We Connect is to empower our community members with free, unlimited access to a wide range of services, tools and opportunities designed to help with uplifting emotional and mental wellbeing and combatting loneliness.
We believe that engaging with arts and culture can be beneficial to our overall wellbeing. With this approach in mind, FIDEM has supported our participants with enriching access to therapeutic and skills building creative workshops.
Our We Connect platform contains a wealth of arts and cultural content which aims to keep our community inspired, uplifted and fulfilled.
Please make a donation to FIDEM to enable us to continue reaching vulnerable people who need our support to achieve positive change in their lives.
"It's always challenging to donate to organisations for which you don't really understand the meaning, ownership and objectives. I believe the work you are doing is super honourable, and also know that it can be trusted 200%. Education and assisting vulnerable people is so important" - Anonymous donor, November 2020
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Account Name: FIDEM Charity Foundation
Account Number: 42634310018
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Thank you so much for your support.
We believe education is the most valuable asset in life. Our aim is to facilitate educational opportunities for vulnerable groups.
Through educational opportunities, we aim to build the self-esteem and confidence of our participants so they can feel empowered.
Empowered with knowledge, our participants can find their wings and achieve their goals.
We Connect (www.weconnect.org.mt) is a positive, safe online space where people across Malta and Gozo can come together as a community to prioritise their wellbeing and find happiness in every day.
Our new helpline on +356 9932 0977 (open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) is available if you are experiencing wellbeing concerns due to the impact of COVID-19 on your everyday life.
On December 22, the FIDEM Charity Foundation hosted its first Christmas party at the Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, for several women shelters that the organisation assists. These include Dar Qalb ta’ Gesù, Ghabex and St Jeanne Antide. The foundation hosted about 75 women and children.
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