Malta Together has launched an inspiring book that features a number of short stories and poems in English and Maltese, as well as various artwork, all created by adults and children within the local community during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Malta. The book was sponsored entirely by the Iniala Group, including the recently opened Iniala Harbour House & Residences, and has been awarded as a gift to all the winners of the competitions. It can now also be purchased for €20 from Agenda’s bookshops and online stores (https://agendabookshop.com/products/time-capsule-3) and proceeds will go directly towards local charities. Through the sales of the book, Malta Together wishes to raise €10,000 to help local charities continue to do the great work they are doing around the islands.
As part of the Malta Together initiative, which was launched in March 2020 to help the local community during the partial lockdown, a number of Short Story, Art and Poetry competitions were run to encourage people to be active and creative while they had to stay home and follow the directives issued by the health authorities after the COVID-19 outbreak in Malta. From Gratitude to Imagination, Adventure to Life During or After the Pandemic, each competition featured a unique theme that inspired creativity and hope. Impressed by the fantastic work that was submitted, Malta Together has published this book with the winning entries of each competition to showcase the written and artistic talents of the community and document the community’s thoughts, stories and emotions during the challenging months between March and July 2020. The book not only acts as a memoir of this historical period of time, but also gives the community a voice.
“The winning entries of our competitions have created a fantastic time capsule that we are proud to present in this book, which celebrates the spirit of Malta during this difficult period of our lives. When we look back at 2020, we will remember not only the hardships we suffered but also the creation of a community spirit.” – Mark Weingard, Founder of Malta Together.
By buying this book, you will be supporting charitable causes and helping Malta Together create a silver lining to the cloudy days. For more information, visit www.maltatogether.com/timecapsule.
About Malta Together
Malta Together is a community platform that was created to help people in Malta live their lives better during the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing access to support, activities, entertainment, and useful services for individuals, families and businesses. Malta Together also aimed to inspire the public and create hope through videos and messages from local and international stars, culminating in the Malta Together Festival of Gratitude and Inspiration held on the 3rd of May 2020, which raised over €300,000 for charitable causes. Since the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, Malta Together has grown into a community-driven platform informs, inspires, connects and creates impactful action that will make Malta an even better place. This is done by showcasing local community initiatives, creating awareness on the great work being done by NGOs, individuals and businesses around the Maltese Islands, and providing a platform where individuals and businesses can connect with community initiatives to offer support or collaboration. Malta Together is brought to you by Inspirasia Foundation and the Academy of Givers, an association aimed at creating a community of givers and encouraging better philanthropy and social responsibility. Malta Together is supported by the Iniala Group, including the recently opened Iniala Harbour House & Residences.