Grand Priory of Malta - Official Opening of the Chev. Vincenzo Bugeja Residence of the Saint Lazarus Foundation (October 2013)
The Saint Lazarus Foundation opened its premises Dar Chev. Vincenzo Bugeja for its outreach program for the mentally challenged children on Friday 18th October 2013. This indeed was a landmark day for the Grand Priory of Malta, since to date, the philanthropic and Hospitaller operations of the Grand Priory, exceeding the sum of Euros 200,000, were focused on assisting other NGOs who operated in the philanthropic and charitable sector.
At the moment, 25 children are cared for on a voluntary basis and next year these amounts will increase to between 60 and 80. The official opening was undertaken by the Hon. Minister for Social Policy, Ms. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca MP and the Chairman of the Employment and Training Corporation, Chev. Alfred Grixti.
Various members and officers of the Order were present for the inauguration from both the Grand Priories of Malta and Gozo. Additionally, members from the Grand Priories of Hungary, Sicily, the US, Germany, the UAE, Ukraine and other jurisdictions of the Order were also present.