The Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Prof. Andrew Azzopardi, accompanied by Ms Charlene Fabri (Assistant to the Dean), Ms Alison Darmanin (Faculty Manager), Prof. Saviour Formosa (Head, Department of Criminology), Prof. Marvin Formosa (Head, Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies), Dr Andrew Camilleri (RSO), Ms Annabelle Cufff (RSO) and Dr Dione Mifsud (Senate representative Head, Department of Counselling) had a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela, who was accompanied by Minister of Education and Employment, Dr Owen Bonnici.
The discussions centred around the work the Faculty is doing in terms of teaching, scholarship and its engagement in the community. We also debated how the Faculty can be a resource for the State in terms of expertise, knowledge and empirical data in the broad and complex area of social wellbeing.
The Prime Minister spoke highly of the work of the Faculty and applauded it for the commitment it is showing through its endeavours in the social sector. The Minister reached out to the Faculty, inviting them to keep the communication going to ensure more collaboration.
This is but one of the Faculty's efforts in reaching out to society through its endeavours. Earlier this month, during its Faculty seminar, FSW met with the President of Malta, His Excellency, Dr George Vella, for an online interview. The FSW Stakeholders’ Meeting, which took place just last week, gathered more than 100 professions from different fields to celebrate the success of interdisciplinary work undertaken by the Faculty. President Emeritus Mary-Louise Coleiro Preca was present.
“The way forward is by making sure that the Faculty keeps reaching out to our communities and creating a space where we can churn out ideas and solutions to society’s challenges”, said Prof. Azzopardi.