The Gozitan Diocese will be opening two new hostels for Gozitan students who study in Malta, bishop Mario Grech, announced this week. In a letter, the bishop stated many Gozitan families were struggling to pay the rising rents in Malta.
The houses were offered up by the Augustinian fathers and the Sisters of St. Joseph in order to accommodate the students both in Gwardamanġa and Gżira.
The home for male students will be run by the Augustinian fathers, while the Sisters of St. Joseph will be running the home for females.
Grech said that the Diocese has invested a substantial amount of resources to bring these homes up to standard. The male hostel can house up to 14 students, while the girls’ hostel will have seven rooms. The number may be small, but the Diocese hopes to encourage more students to carry out their studies in Malta.
Any family wishing to use this service should contact the Diocese, and requests will be processed according to standard. Everyone can apply, however priority will be given to cases where help is most needed.