It all started some years ago, while I was doing some voluntary work with children living in a particular Children’s home. During such time, I noted that although these children were receiving a lot of love and care from the people who look after them, they still had a lot to deal with.

One day I decided to start taking some of the boys to football lessons ….they enjoyed it so much that together with the help of a friend ballet lessons were also introduced for the girls. Soon I realised that such activities were bringing some sunshine to these kids and that their behavior and moods were changing. However, it was not possible to cater for all kids in care on my own.

This is how this association kicked off. Together with the help of some friends ACICA (Assistance to Children in Care Association) VO 0871 was founded and registered with the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations in October 2013 with the aim to sponsor as many children in care as possible.

Throughout these years, it has been noted that extracurricular activities as well as any other support such as psychotherapy help these children to believe in themselves and develop into independent adults.

In view of all this progress, ACICA encourages all of you to join us and to send us your feedback and comments.

With your help, we will be able to full fill ACICA’s mission and assist these children to develop into independent adults.

Sharon Micallef
Founder – ACICA (VO 0871)