Programs


Just for Teens!


KVF’s ‘Just for Teens!’ programme will be shaped by the teens themselves. It will provide teenagers with a safe space where they can talk and learn about various topics chosen by themselves. The sessions will make use of short video clips, amongst others, through which the session’s topic will be presented, and this will be followed by a group discussion.

‘Just for Teens!’ aspires to help the teens:

  • Improve communication skills 
  • Participate in group discussions
    Express themselves freely 
  • Grow and learn from each other

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 13-16 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Wednesday starting from 7th July between 3:00pm - 4:15pm.

Group Facilitators

Mark Calleja

Mr Mark Calleja completed the Master of Science in Professional Development (Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology). He focused his studies in creativity, shamanistic psychology, meditation & mindfulness, and transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling. The degree programme equipped Mark with a broad range of theory and skills in whole-person development, which he applies broadly in supporting the psycho-spiritual growth and empowerment of adults and young people, enabling them to connect more deeply to their values, interests and passions, and resourcing them to build resilience and motivation to realise their full potential.

Martina Chircop

Ms Martina Chircop is a psycho-educator at Karl Vella Foundation. She is currently in her final year reading a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Malta. Martina volunteered at Karl Vella Foundation a few years ago, and so is very knowledgeable in how the foundation works. She has also worked as a childminder, where she taught and helped children with their homework. Due to this, Martina has the skills and patience required to work with children. Martina is determined to continue her studies in the psychology field.


Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/3fiuCcy

Just for Teens

Connecting to Nature


The programme is an opportunity for children to start cultivating a deeper connection with nature that can support and sustain them at all times. The children will learn how they can connect with nature even indoors. The program is going to be an interactive and fun experience, with lots of play, movement, and sharing and it will open a space for learning nature-based mindfulness exercises.

Nature-based activities help bring the body and mind back to its more optimal state and promote wellbeing. They are also known to have a positive impact on:

  • Empathy and compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation during stressful times
  • Learning and memory
  • Environmental awareness and care for the planet

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 8-10 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Friday starting from 9th July between 3:00pm - 4:15pm.

Group Facilitator

Jerica Furman

Ms Jerica Furman received her M. A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling from Webster University, Leiden. Alongside she found herself delving into the studies of Brain-spotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Rhythm of Regulation. The gifts of these modalities are many and they offer a chance to move away from pathologizing and the focus on “what is wrong” and allow us to reinforce our biology’s signals of healing and growth. In her practice, she has the honor of working with the bravest and most inspiring individuals and she supports them in finding more sense of ease, trust, and purpose. She is passionate about yoga, cooking, nature, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.

Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/2Qcs3Ao

Connecting to Nature

Shaping Dreams Together


Shaping Dreams Together is a project co-funded by the President’s Award for Creativity, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta and Alka Ceramics. This project is a great opportunity for children to learn how to process their thoughts and express their emotions through the use of clay. A psycho-therapist will be present during the sessions. An artist from Alka ceramics will be attending the sessions to show the children how to create various forms with clay and decorate their own pottery items.

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 10-12 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Wednesday starting from 7th July between 4:30pm – 5:45pm.

Group Facilitators

Jessica Quirolo

Ms Jessica Quirolo is a trainee Gestalt psychotherapist, who is currently in her final year of studies of Master in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Training Institute of Malta. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Malta. Ms Quirolo has experience working in the field of disability, specifically with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum disorder. She is also working in the mental health field with adults, adolescents, and children experiencing medical and physical health conditions. Ms Quirolo has a special interest in working with children and adolescents and has in fact been involved in Scouting as a leader for 7 years. During the past two years, she has worked as a support staff member, a group facilitator, and a trainee psychotherapist at KVF. In her therapeutic work, Ms Quirolo enjoys getting creative and using varied artistic modalities to support the therapeutic process.

Joan Haber

Ms Joan Haber is ceramic artist who has been working in ceramics full time since 1980. She studied art in Gozo and trained in ceramics under her husband, ceramic graduate and artist Paul Haber. Together with her husband she set up a ceramic’s factory Alka Ceramics, where a fully structured ceramics program is held throughout the year. Clay Club at Alka gives participants many different opportunities for team building sessions, school outings, pottery birthday parties, sculpture classes and pottery online sessions. Ms Haber teaches and organizes workshops and events related to ceramics, sculpture and hands-on experiences for children, students and artists. At Alka Ms Haber accepts students for internships, job shadowing, and work experience. She has also participated in many creativity related projects such as Kreattiv and Premju tal-President ghall- Kreattivita.

Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/3y5O4SH

Shaping Dreams Together

Let's Have Fun!


This programme will take the children on a creative journey. It will involve arts and crafts, dancing, body movement, and fun games. The aim of this programme is to tap into the children’s creativeness, while also having fun with their peers!

This programme will:

  • Improve flexible thinking
  • Help the children to be more creative
  • Enable them to let go and have fun

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 5-7 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Monday starting from 5th July between 3:00pm - 4:15pm.

Group Facilitators

Martina Chircop

Ms Martina Chircop is a psycho-educator at Karl Vella Foundation. She is currently in her final year reading a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Malta. Martina volunteered at Karl Vella Foundation a few years ago, and so is very knowledgeable in how the foundation works. She has also worked as a childminder, where she taught and helped children with their homework. Due to this, Martina has the skills and patience required to work with children. Martina is determined to continue her studies in the psychology field.

Jerica Furman

Ms Jerica Furman received her M. A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling from Webster University, Leiden. Alongside she found herself delving into the studies of Brain-spotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Rhythm of Regulation. The gifts of these modalities are many and they offer a chance to move away from pathologizing and the focus on “what is wrong” and allow us to reinforce our biology’s signals of healing and growth. In her practice, she has the honor of working with the bravest and most inspiring individuals and she supports them in finding more sense of ease, trust, and purpose. She is passionate about yoga, cooking, nature, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.

Sumeyye Ucmaz

Ms Sumeyye Ucmaz completed a degree in Computer Education and Instructional Technology and is currently reading for a Master degree in the same field. She has worked with children as a computer teacher, which gave her the skills to work well with children. She believes that each child is unique and their needs should be attended to individually. She likes helping people, spending time with children, doing yoga, and exploring new cities.

Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/3hmVScB

Let's Have fun!

Creative Minds


This programme will take the children on a creative journey. It will involve arts and crafts, dancing and body movement, and cooking. Some sessions will also be dedicated to games. The aim of this programme is to tap into the children’s creativeness, while also having fun with their peers!

‘Creative Minds’ aspires to:

  • Improve flexible thinking
  • Help the children to be more creative
  • Enable them to let go, and have fun

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 8-10 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Monday starting from 5th July between 4:30pm – 5:45pm.

Group Facilitators

Martina Chircop

Ms Martina Chircop is a psycho-educator at Karl Vella Foundation. She is currently in her final year reading a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Malta. Martina volunteered at Karl Vella Foundation a few years ago, and so is very knowledgeable in how the foundation works. She has also worked as a childminder, where she taught and helped children with their homework. Due to this, Martina has the skills and patience required to work with children. Martina is determined to continue her studies in the psychology field.

Jerica Furman

Ms Jerica Furman received her M. A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling from Webster University, Leiden. Alongside she found herself delving into the studies of Brain-spotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Rhythm of Regulation. The gifts of these modalities are many and they offer a chance to move away from pathologizing and the focus on “what is wrong” and allow us to reinforce our biology’s signals of healing and growth. In her practice, she has the honor of working with the bravest and most inspiring individuals and she supports them in finding more sense of ease, trust, and purpose. She is passionate about yoga, cooking, nature, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.

Sumeyye Ucmaz

Ms Sumeyye Ucmaz completed a degree in Computer Education and Instructional Technology and is currently reading for a Master degree in the same field. She has worked with children as a computer teacher, which gave her the skills to work well with children. She believes that each child is unique and their needs should be attended to individually. She likes helping people, spending time with children, doing yoga, and exploring new cities.

Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/33F6Dz4

Creative Minds

Bringing Stories to Life


Do your children love stories? Encourage your children to embark on a journey of story-telling and imagination this spring! Stories allow children to discover more things about themselves and the world around them while enabling them to connect with their own personal experiences.

This programme will also:

  • Spark children’s imagination and curiosity
  • Encourage children to make various twists to the story being told
  • Enable children to express their thoughts and emotions
  • Exploring different meanings of each story

 

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 5-7 years, and 8-10 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions for 5-7 years are held every Thursday starting from 8th July between 3:00pm – 4:15pm. Sessions for 8-10 years are held every Thursday starting from 8th July between 4:30pm – 5:45pm.

 

Group Facilitators

Martina Chircop

Ms Martina Chircop is a psycho-educator at Karl Vella Foundation. She is currently in her final year reading a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Malta. Martina volunteered at Karl Vella Foundation a few years ago, and so is very knowledgeable in how the foundation works. She has also worked as a childminder, where she taught and helped children with their homework. Due to this, Martina has the skills and patience required to work with children. Martina is determined to continue her studies in the psychology field.

Seana Vella

Ms Seana Vella is currently working as an LSE with adolescents. She has worked with different students from different backgrounds. Through her experience of working as an LSE, she has developed a passion for working with young people. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Malta and wishes to further her studies in Health Psychology in the future. She loves animals, traveling, and food.

Please click on the link to apply (5-7 years):

https://bit.ly/3w48MAA

 

Please click on the link to apply (8-10 years):

https://bit.ly/2RQmc48

Bringing Stores to Life

Your Life, Your Path


This programme is based on a model aimed to enable children/teens to discover and connect more with themselves and the world around them. The programme makes use of breathing techniques, art and body movement, enabling the children/teens to process their thoughts and express their emotions. The facilitator will be providing a safe space for children/teens who would wish to talk about their current challenging experiences while supporting them to develop a positive approach to life.

The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform ‘Zoom’. This online programme is free of charge and designed for children aged between 11-13 years.

The programme is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions and each session is 75 mins long. Sessions are held every Friday starting from 9th July between 4:30pm – 5:45pm.

Group Facilitator

Jerica Furman

Ms Jerica Furman received her M. A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling from Webster University, Leiden. Alongside she found herself delving into the studies of Brain-spotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Rhythm of Regulation. The gifts of these modalities are many and they offer a chance to move away from pathologizing and the focus on “what is wrong” and allow us to reinforce our biology’s signals of healing and growth. In her practice, she has the honor of working with the bravest and most inspiring individuals and she supports them in finding more sense of ease, trust, and purpose. She is passionate about yoga, cooking, nature, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.

Please click on the link to apply:

https://bit.ly/3uJu6Lb

Your life, Your Path


ADDRESS

  • Address:
    Karl Vella Foundation Centre,
    The President's Kitchen Garden,
    St Anthony Street,
    Attard
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.karlvellafoundation.org
  • Phone: +356 2123 7928
  • Registered Voluntary Organisation (V/O 0992)

OUR MISSION

To provide educational and psychological assistance to children in families disrupted by illness

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