Cultural Youth Programme - San Pietro in Guarana
During the month of July 2006, the Birgu Local Council was invited to participate in a Cultural Youth Exchange Programme, organized by San Pietro in Guarana, a small city in the heart of Calabria. It was the first time that the Birgu Local Council was given the chance to take part in such a youth programme, and without doubt, the Birgu Local Council made the most of this opportunity. On the 14th of July, all packed and ready the group of 23 people, made up of seventeen youths and five adults, boarded and left on the Air Malta flight to Reggio Calabria. The Youths from the City of Birgu were given the opportunity to mingle and share experiences with youths from Slovenia and Italy. During the week in San Pietro in Guarana, the group was engaged in various activities, workshops and excursions, as during this programme they were given the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of the other participants. During this week, the Maltese delegation had to organize a Maltese night. After a whole day of preparation, the youths managed to put up a magnificent presentation about the Maltese Island, including information about their much beloved city, Citta Vittoriosa. They also prepared a variety of Maltese delicacies to give the other participants a taste of their island fare.
The lead partner of this project gave a positive remark about the Vittoriosa youths, who participated in this programme and invited the Birgu Local Council to participate again in programmes of this kind. This event was another huge success for the Birgu Local Council. The youths gained a lot of new opportunities and were even encouraged to organize such an event in our locality.
The group participating in this Youth programme before their departure on 14th July, 2006