‘Be a friend not a Bully’ is the theme for the 2022 Campaign
A number of schoolchildren met Mr Miriam Vella, wife of the President of Malta and Ernest Agius, Chief Operations Officer at Bank of Valletta at the President’s Kitchen Garden to draw and submit their paintings for the competition related to the design of the Piggy Banks used for the L-Istrina BOV Campaign.
Children had to submit an original drawing with the theme ‘Be a friend not a Bully’. The best three drawings, will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, and will form part of the design of the eco-friendly cardboard Piggy Banks, used during the L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign and distributed in all primary and secondary schools across Malta and Gozo.
‘Bullying occurs everywhere, and it is hurtful to everyone involved, from those targeted by bullying and even to the bullies themselves,’ said Mrs Vella while the children were creating their works of art. ‘We take this opportunity to thank all the children who have already submitted their drawing and encourage those who haven’t to take this opportunity to have their work showcased among all their peers in aid of a good cause.’
‘We are very happy that the L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign, this year in its 19th edition, is helping to create awareness about concerns that are affecting our lifestyles, while being a source of solidarity with others,’ said Mr Agius. ‘At the same time, the children’s artistic creativity is helping all the schoolchildren in Malta and Gozo to recognise issues and help tackle them successfully.’
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