• To educators

    Maria Vella

    We live in dark times, fellow educator. By educator, I am referring to you parents; you who live next door to someone; you who work with people; and especially you, who are a teacher. In this letter I am not judging what a journalist has done and how she carried ...

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  • Much Confusion

    Maria Vella

    Those who have met them at some point in their life or have been lucky enough to work with them, know them as MCs; others refer to them by their official name – the Missionaries of Charity; however, they are more commonly known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa. One ...

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  • Don’t waste your vote

    Maria Vella

    Coming from a background of voluntary work has lead me to having a close relationship with the poor. I know that Rita doesn’t make it till the end of the month with the pension she receives; Anna’s husband keeps her money so unless she receives providence she has absolutely no ...

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  • The dark side of voluntary work

    Maria Vella

    Many correlate voluntary work with the cliché romantic idea of going to Africa or Asia to help poor children for a month; maybe taking as many photos you can possibly take and post them all over the social media with the idea of bringing social awareness of another reality present ...

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  • A volunteer’s perspective

    Maria Vella

    Last summer I finally managed to make my dream come true: that of volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity, otherwise known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa, in Kolkata, India. I have always wanted to be a missionary and the fact that Mother Teresa is very close to my heart ...

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  • Life Is Beautiful: Live It With A Smile

    Maria Vella

    With social media and accessible internet on our smartphones and tablets, news gets passed on very quickly amongst us. Unfortunately the negative reports are the ones that tend to spread faster. One is easily reminded in Dun Rene’s tragic death last Sunday. A news that shocked us all and got ...

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