Maltese anti-bullying NGO bBrave is teaming up with international community One World to promote unity and raise awareness against prejudice and bullying.
bBrave was founded almost four years ago and is presently the only Maltese anti-bullying NGO.
“We felt there was a need to raise awareness about bullying,” a spokesperson for the NGO said.
“And we’re not just talking about bullying at school, we’re talking about bullying at the workplace and cyber-bullying.”
In previous years, bBrave organised frequent events to raise anti-bullying awareness and bring people together, however due to the COVID-19 situation, this wasn’t possible this year.
That is, until they got in contact with One World.
“Earlier this year we received an email from these foreign producers from ‘One World’ – a charity project founded during the pandemic to promote unity throughout the world,” the bBrave spokesperson said.
“They released a song promoting unity and reached out to organisations all around the world for a collaboration.”
Fifteen Maltese kids actually participated in the song’s recording, and bBrave is working tirelessly to promote the song’s message prior to the launch of anti-bullying week.
“We started organising anti-bullying week last year because we noticed that not much was being done to raise awareness about this matter,” bBrave said.
“There were sporadic independent activities, but there wasn’t much coordination.”
Anti-bullying week will be happening from 16th to 20th November this year, and bBrave’s got a number of virtual activities in store.
bBrave and One World’s collaboration doesn’t end there.
Later this year, there are plans to record a fully-Maltese choral cover of ‘One World Catching Fire’, and to say we’re excited is an understatement.
Check out bBrave’s Facebook page to keep up to date with the organisation’s latest updates.