Schools Civic Education Programmes

Active citizenship is often understood in terms of voting in local, general or European elections. For some young students these elements seem a little distant and of less importance since they cannot participate directly. Accordingly, the I.S.S.A. – Insahhu l-iSkola bi Studenti Attivi – sessions aim to explore how these students can experience active citizenship in the immediate. These sessions present ways for them through which they can actually contribute during their daily routines, whether at home, at school, in their free time and in their communities.

Who is it For?

For Middle and Senior Secondary Schools

  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
What will it do for me?

By participating in this programme, I will know:

  • How the student council is elected democratically
  • How to be an active student through the student council
  • How democracy needs to be inclusive
How can you be part of this programme?

Applications are currently closed 

What is It’s My Choice?

It’s My Choice is a programme for young people in secondary schools that focuses on the relationship between weighing options, and making choices on issues that are relevant to young people- stressful situations, different career paths and first-time voting. 

Who is it For?

Open to all Secondary Schools.

It’s My Choice consists of 3 webinars:

  • Year 9:  How to deal with stress
  • Year 10:  Which career path to follow
  • Year 11:  My opinion, my vote
What will it do for me?

By participating in this programme, I will:

  • Learn how to evaluate options
  • Understand the importance of informed choices
  • Learn how to start assuming responsibility for my choices
How can you be part of this programme?

Applications are currently closed

What is TeamWorth?

‘Team Worth’ is a team building session, delivered by Youth Workers from Agenzija Zghazagh in Middle schools (form 1 and form 2). This session aims to increase students’ self-worth both as individuals and as part of a team. During the session, students will focus on core teamwork skills and explore how these can be applied in real-life scenarios, such as in school, in the family and with friends during leisure activities.  

Who is it For?

Open to all Middle Schools.

  • Year 7 (form 1)
  • Year 8 (form 2) 
What will it do for me?

By participating in this programme, I will:

  • Get to know more about myself and my peers. 
  • Understand the concept and benefits of teamwork.
  • Learn how to use teamwork skills in real-life situations. 
How can you be part of this programme?

You can ask the school senior management team if you wish to participate in such a programme.

What is Engage, Inform and Empower?

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ uses a youthwork approach to engage, inform and empower young people. This programme consists of 3 different workshop sessions: Community Consensus, Democracy Dine and Time for an Adventure.

Who is it For?

Senior school students in Years 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

What will it do for me?

If you participate in Community Consensus you will understand and experience consensus as a form of democracy through the simulation of a student advisory group.

If you participate in Democracy Dine you will understand how deliberation and negotiation can effect political decisions as compared to an electoral process where decisions are reached following a ballot.

If you participate in Time for an Adventure you will be introduced to human rights, youth information and the benefits of EU citizenship, with an emphasis on the opportunities that mobility offers to you.

How can you be part of this programme?

You can ask the school senior management team if you wish to participate in such a programme.

For further information please contact Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on 22586700
or email on agenzija.zghazagh@gov.mt
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