Marjoe Abela, our outgoing Chief Commissioner has been nominated for this year's National Volunteer Award.
Former Malta Girl Guides Chief Commissioner Marjoe Abela has been nominated to receive the national volunteer award, organised by the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.
The aim of the award is to give broad recognition to the service done by the nominees, to create awareness of the exemplary values displayed by the models for youth and wider society and nominate and to recognise the important contributions made in various fields.
Mrs Abela started her volunteering experience since she was around 15 years old as a young leader. She officially gained her warrant to become a leader in May 1991, shortly before her 19th birthday. Mrs Abela has been nominated for this award to recognise her contribution to the Malta Girl Guides, her input in the disability sector through her professional work and her ongoing volunteering with the H’Attard group.
Through her work she inspired hundreds of Maltese girls and young women to discover their potential and use it to empower others. She has a special gift of shining light on people's best qualities and gives them the opportunity to develop their skills and dreams through volunteering.
The winners of the will be announced on Wednesday 5th December, to celebrate the United Nations International Volunteer Day. The ceremony will be held at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.