Dar tal-Providenza awarded the European Parliament’s European Citizen’s Prize 2021

The European Parliament has announced that Dar tal-Providenza has been awarded the European Citizen’s Prize 2021. The Home was nominated by PN MEPs Roberta Metsola and David Casa, for the project entitled ‘Monument of Mercy’ – with reference to Dar tal-Providenza’s work in providing homes within the community for people with disability.
The Siġġiewi Home was declared winner of the prestigous prize after a shortlisting of the various projects submitted.
The awarding committee acknowledged that during the last 56 years, Dar tal-Providenza has always provided homes with a family-like environment for persons with disability who could not live with their family. The main thrust behind the award winning project was that of homes within the community so that persons with disability will be integrated within the communnity rather than excluded – a principle that the European Union is encouraging profusely. Currently, Dar tal-Providenza has four homes in the communities of Siġġiewi, Qawra, Birkirkara and Żurrieq and is planning to open the fifth one in Balluta in the coming weeks.
The PN MEPs Metsola and Casa said “this is excellent news. All this means that the invaluable efforts made with huge dedication by Fr Martin Micallef and his colleagues, have now been recognised at European level.”
The prize will be presented to Dar tal-Providenza during an award ceremony in November.