Halmann Vella Ltd, producer of traditional patterned tiles, will be donating 5c to the Deaf Association Malta for every patterned tile purchased.
“We are happy and proud to support the Deaf Association Malta and their important mission. While the demand for these traditional tiles is on the increase, artisans skilled in the art of producing them by hand are on the decline. Our production department would not be able to operate without the skill and input of two of our employees, who are deaf. Therefore, supporting the association is our way of showing gratitude as their input is helping us keep a dying tradition, which goes back to the early 1900s, alive,” said Martin Vella, chairman of Halmann Vella.
Steven Mulvaney, president of the Deaf Association Malta, thanked the company for the donation. “Your generous initiative, coupled with your recognition of deaf people’s talents, will help us to work further towards our main aim of ensuring that deaf people have equal opportunities to live an independent life of the highest possible quality.”
Donated funds will go towards helping the association in its efforts to improve the quality of life and accessibility of deaf people in Malta, including the teaching of sign language as well as organising social events for their members.
For more information, visit www.versatile.com.mt or follow Halmann Vella on facebook www.facebook.com/hmvella. Find out how to support the Deaf Association Malta by visiting http://www.deafmalta.com .