Two mother posing with child. One is kissing the child on the head and the other is smiling towards the child

Rainbow Families Network (RFN)

The Rainbow Families Network (RFN) project was launched in 2018, in collaboration between MFWS and the Rainbow Support Service within MGRM (Malta LGBTIQ+ Rights Movement), aimed at creating a support network and a safe space for LGBTIQ+ families, particularly same-sex parents and their children; and trans* children and their parents.

Group of 12 migrants posing for a selfie with HE Marie Louise Coleiro Preca during Spark 15 event


Spark 15 is an NGO that was facilitated by the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. It was officially inaugurated on Friday, 17th March 2017, at the President’s Palace at San Anton Gardens, under the patronage of HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
The organization is the first youth refugee-led NGO with a clear objective to encourage other young refugees to become active participants and agents of inclusive societies in Malta, and beyond.
Spark15 is working toward integration by organising community events. The aim is to bring together people from all walks of life, bridging the communication gap between refugee communities and the wider Maltese population. Get-togethers allow NGOs, sponsors and participants to meet, network and understand each other’s motives and needs.
Spark15 also works to help the refugee community of Malta gain access to the education they deserve. From early in our journey, we have seen the need for improving the education of young refugees and have been vocal about this point with Malta’s national newspapers.


Migrant Led NGO Platform

The area of migration has always been a priority for the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. The Foundation have continuously supported initiatives that empowered migrants.

To this end, the Malta Foundation set up the Migrant-led NGO Platform to offer a unique space whereby migrant-led NGOs could come together and have their voices heard.

Since its inception, the Platform has taken part in numerous initiatives and Events.

HE Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, representatives from BPW Valletta and Head Master of St Benedicts' college in a group photo with the Girl2Leader roll-up banner.


emPOWer is a platform for organizations of women. On the 4th April 2017, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca President Emeritus of Malta brought together various women’s organizations in Malta, inviting them to form part of a Platform working in collaboration with one another, in order to have a stronger voice on issues impacting women in Malta.
In coming together under one umbrella, these organizations led by women form emPOWer, a platform that will work to promote positive change and advocate to eliminate barriers to gender equality where these exist.

Three children with mysterious look on their faces. One child behind the other.

Young Migrants’ Hub

MFWS will be working closely with Spark 15 to develop and restructure an abandoned playing field in Hal Far. The main aim of this development is to create a space where the people of Hal Far can get together. The project is aimed to create opportunities for social integration, while increase the wellbeing of the locals, and creating safe space where they can interact, be active and connect with each other.

The collaborative effort will bring together a number of Ministries, partners and experts to create a safe, family space and sports area open to the general public, targeting the needs of the local population. The project’s long-term goal is to create an environment for leisure activities and sports in a sustainable manner. This will be achieved by giving ownership of the premises to the community itself by being active participants in the restructuring process. For this purpose, a taskforce has already been set up to design a multipurpose area and facilitate with the intention to connect people and bring wellbeing to the locality.