Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Gozo College and Sir Michelang Refalo, Centre for Further Studies, organised a programme called Fun O’clock. The programme was aimed for all Gozitan youths aged between 11 and 16 years.
This drop-in programme welcomed Gozitan teenagers twice a week at the Gozo Youth Hub at Sir Michelangelo Refalo. The youth worker in charge, organised various activities such as art, crafts and also outdoor activities, which turned out to be the most popular. In total, 30 youths applied for this programme.
The programme was categorised into two sections, where during the first hour the youths were encouraged to participate in a team building activity which they really liked. Then during the last hour the participants were free to do any task that s/he likes at the Youth Hub. They were free to play the play station, doing crafts, playing board games and so on. Since this programme was a drop in basis, the participants were more willing to come and enjoy themselves at this summer programme.
The activity that youths were mostly enthusiastic about, was the outing at the Dreams of Horses. At the end of this programme the youth worker together with the career advisor organised an outing to a local horses’ farm where youths had the opportunity to learn about interacting with various animals, especially horses. The participants aquired quite a lot of information about horses especially how to pat a horse, the different types of horses, their life span, how to take care and communicate with a horse.
Nonetheless, these particpants also had opportunity to enjoy other animals such as guinea pigs, free range chickens, goose and ducks. The atmosphere of the farm lightened the day. This was an experience for all of us to cherish especially for the youths that really had a great time.