Responsible Living Programme: Course for Students in Yrs 9, 10 &11

For the attention of teachers teaching students following the Core Curriculum Programme and students in Learning Support Centres.

The Home Economics Seminar Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, The Family and Children’s Rights, is issuing an expression of interest for schools to take part in the Responsible Living Programme. This programme is part of a European Union programme: ESF.02.063. It aims to support the well-being of youths, reduce the incidence of early school leavers and to equip the participants with life-long skills. This hands-on programme will enable participants to:

•identify economic factors that affect life choices.

•address financial needs.

•develop a sense of personal responsibility to attain goal setting.

•outline responsible ways of managing money and prioritise needs within a set of constraints.

•acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to allow them to adopt sustainable lifestyle principles and practices.

•differentiate between shopping decisions based on sustainability, cost and quality. •identify the benefits of meal planning with special considerations given to food rescue and preparation of healthy meals.

•attain entrepreneurial skills and develop a basic business plan.

Target Audience: Students in Years9, 10 and 11 following the Core Curriculum Programme or attending Learning Support Centres.

Duration: 3 hours per week held over a span of 8 weeks.

Venue: Home Economics Seminar Centre, 45 Bishop Labini Street, Birkirkara. Certification: The course is accredited at Level 2 of the Maltese Qualifications Framework (Non-formal award in Responsible Living).

Booking: Interested educators who wish to enroll their students are kindly being asked to fill in this electronic form by not later than Monday 21st February 2022.

Eligibility: First come first served basis.

For more information, kindly contact Ms Lorraine Dimech Magrin on