The CRPD Gozo Office The Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) also has a branch in Gozo, which is situated within the Gozo College Sannat Primary School. The Gozo office serves as a helpdesk, aiming to facilitate CRPD’s services for disabled people, their families and caregivers living in Gozo. The CRPD Gozo Helpdesk provides:
- Services in Malta that disabled people and their families can avail themselves of;
- Disability rights;
- Maltese and EU legislation concerning disability such as the Equal Opportunities Act and other directives.
- Applications for new and renewed EU Disability cards and blue badges;
- Receiving and investigating complaints about discrimination, breach of the EOA and violation of rights and onsite inspections.
Educational Programmes and Disability Equality Training:
- #NikbruFlimkien – an educational programme delivered to all grade 6 students attending both state and church schools. The programme consists of four sessions, namely: an introductory session called Naċċettaw id-Diversità;
- L-Aqwa li Niftehmu a session on hearing impairment;
- Veru jew Falz ma’ Gavinu is a session on visual impairment and Il-Mantel Maġiku, a session on intellectual and hidden disabilities. The aim of the programme is to teach students how to communicate and relate with their disabled peers. All students are given a certificate of attendance at the end of the programme.
- I Can – a half-day educational programme for Grade 7 students. During this session students are given firsthand experience, as they meet different people with disability. The aim of this session is to make students aware of disabled people’s abilities.
- Disability Equality Training (DET) – DET sessions are also provided to various organisations and entities as requested.
Conferences and Info sessions:
- An annual conference is organised in Gozo, focusing and targeting mainly disability issues experienced in Gozo;
- Every year a number of info sessions are also organised from time to time, covering various topics of interest on disability