The Media for Development Foundation is a voluntary organisation dedicated to teaching students of all ages about media in all its forms, and enabling them to be informed consumers and empowered creators in a media-saturated world. The MfDF favours a hands-on approach that allows learners to flex their creative muscles while promoting teamwork and community interaction as well as overall intellectual development and character growth.
From general media production courses to tailor-made programmes dealing with specific facets of the world of media, the MfDF organises mutiple courses for groups of all sizes and ages. We tackle various topics, from screenwriting and filming to graphic design and animation.
Logistics are always complex when you're dealing with a large number of students, and the professional equipment used in media production is hard to come by. To save hassle and expense, the MfDF can organise workshops on the school grounds, with our own equipment, so that your students can benefit from a hands-on media experience without any headaches for the administration.
While the MfDF strives to offer the best educational experience in any location, some aspects of the media production process require particular locations and equipment, such as the creation of a live studio programme. We believe that students should experience creation on a first hand basis, and offer practical TV workshops in our professionally-equipped studio.
Children and youths aren't the only people who need training with the myriad new techniques of media production available. Whether it's teachers learning how to utilise video in the classroom or office workers honing their presentation skills, the MfDF offers customised programmes of varying lengths to better arm the workforce with the most modern tools of communication.
There's no "I" in team, but there should be some fun! The MfDF offers team-building events and workshops for groups of all sizes and ages, either combined with our training programmes or as standalone activities. Team-building experiences can be carried out in the group's usual premises, at the MfDF building, or in locations specifically selected for engaging activities.
Education is not just about the act of teaching, but the resources used to disseminate knowledge in an easily - and enjoyably - consumed format. Besides teaching, the MfDF produces engaging educational material, drawing on its expertise in media and especially video to make the learning experience more fruitful and rewarding.
Fr Stefan has twenty years of experience in the local and foreign media scenes. He is the mind behind the idea of pushing Media Literacy Education as a VET subject relying heavily on the hands‑on approach, instead of a theory based one. He is also the founder and chairman of the MfDF.
Simon has a Bachelor's degree in Communications and an MFA in Digital Arts from the University of Malta. He is one of the primary trainers of the MfDF. In addition, he formed part of the team which initiated Media Literacy Education at MQF Level 3 in Malta and today forms part of the MATSEC syllabus board for this same subject.
Albert Debono is a youthworker, with a number of years of experience in work related to volunteer management, social enterprise, and development work. He is Head of Student Advisory Services for career guidance at the University of Malta from where he also graduated as Master in Youth & Community Studies.
Ms Maria Mc Namara is the College Principal of St Margaret College within the Ministry of Education and Employment. Before taking this post of responsibility, she taught Maltese and Arabic at Secondary level and performed also duties as a Guidance teacher. She was also an Assistant Head of School and Head of School for various years.
Michael Pace Ross is the Administrative Secretary of the Archdiocese of Malta, following his appointment by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna. He is also a non-executive director of APS Bank. He previously served as Director General of the National Statistics Office for six years, sitting on a number of national and European committees.
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Media for Development Foundation
Media Centre Complex
+356 256 99 100