56 years ago the first donation was made for the founding of Dar tal-Providenza

It was on the 12th September 1965 that Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi mentioned for the first time his idea of a home for persons with disability during a radio programme. A young lady who was listening in to the programme sought out Mgr Azzopardi to give him a donation of Lm100, in today’s Euro currency it amounts to around €230. She was saving this money to take a holiday abroad but instead wanted to go with Dun Mikiel’s dream and she gave him her savings to help out persons with disability.

Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi, then Ecclesiastical Assistant General of the Malta Catholic Action, had this dream to improve the quality of life of persons with disability especially those for whom it was difficult to continue living with their parents.

Through Dun Mikiel’s dream and vision Dar tal-Providenza came to life 56 years ago.

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