Young people today are often viewed, judged and discussed in a negative way. They are criticised for their self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking lifestyles. Unfortunately, not enough is heard of the thousands of selfless youths who give of themselves and their time to help others in need.

Maria Giuliana Fenech is one such young person. A Caritas volunteer, she was recently won the Youth of the Year Award 2005, an initiative organised by OASI Foundation which recognises the important relationship between young people and voluntary work.

On behalf of all at Caritas, I congratulate Maria Giuliana on winning this prestigious award, and thank her and all the volunteers for their amazing work with us.

I appeal to any young people who wish to carry out volunteer work with Caritas to contact us on tel. 2590 6600 for more information.

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