Dun Mikiel Azzopardi’s 104th birthday

A hundred-and-four years ago, exactly on the 10th February 1910, Dun Mikiel, the Founder and first director of Id-Dar tal-Providenza was born in Valletta. Who can ever separate Dun Mikiel from Id-Dar tal-Providenza? God willing, next year we will be celebrating fifty years of the Homes for persons with disability.

Besides a new logo, the design of which will be announced shortly, a group has been set up with the specific aim to come up with a programme of celebrations of fifty years of Id-Dar tal-Providenza that Dun Mikiel managed to build with the first 100pounds. May Dun Mikiel’s example be an encouragement to us all to continue building together a society which is truly human, founded on welcome and respect for all and to give witness that every person is of a unique and sacred value with the same dignity and human rights.

Forty-six years ago, on the 11th of February 1968, the first three persons with disability took residence at Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi.