Last Updated on Friday, 2 July, 2021 at 10:10 am by Andre Camilleri
For the fifth consecutive year, Fundación MAPFRE is supporting Inspire Foundation through a generous donation allowing the continuation of specialised services for children and adults with disability. Over €200,000 has been contributed to cover the running costs of one of Inspire’s therapeutic facilities – the Multi-Sensory Rooms (MSR), throughout these years.
Inspire Foundation’s Multisensory Rooms (MSR) are a unique service offered to individuals with various disabilities. The service enables professionals to work with their clients to help them achieve their goals, or as a means of complementing any existing therapies they may be undergoing. The multisensory rooms are designed to be a fun environment which assists clients in meeting their therapeutic goals.
These Multi-Sensory Rooms are aimed towards educating Inspire Foundation’s clients through the stimulation of their senses, helping individuals who face difficulties in everyday activities. The challenges these clients may experience range from struggling to pay attention, restlessness, difficulty in engaging with others and behaviour that challenges. As such, the multi-sensory theatres are used to create events which focus on particular senses such as touch, vision, sound, and movement. It gives people control – sometimes even for the first time in their lives. The Multi-Sensory Rooms enable people with any degree of disability to change and influence their environments in a positive way.
For the first time, MAPFRE Middlesea’s new President and CEO, Javier Moreno González, paid a visit to Inspire Foundation. “We feel privileged to be able to help out such initiatives. We are pleased to once again pledge our support towards Inspire Foundation, who are doing commendable work to help these families. The support demonstrated by Fundacion MAPFRE is very much appreciated, especially when we know that the beneficiaries of these multi-sensory rooms will be enjoying the best intervention.”said Javier Moreno González.
“Inspire is driven to empower disabled persons to achieve their goals and to thrive. Facilities such as these Multisensory Rooms, and the intervention provided within them, help to arm our service users with the tools and skills they need to achieve their potential. We are grateful to MAPFRE for their ongoing support throught these years which has enabled Inspire to continue to deliver this-much needed therapeutic media to so many individuals”. explained Antonello Gauci, Inspire CEO.
Inspire Foundation provides educational, therapeutic and leisure services to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders. The organisation’s educational and therapeutic services are accredited by the National Autistic Society (UK). In fact the Multisensory therapy intervention offered in the MSR was awarded Advanced Accreditation status by the NAS in 2019.
Fundacion MAPFRE, a non-profit institution of MAPFRE Group is a leading global foundation committed to people’s well-being and social progress. It contributes to improving people’s quality of life and the progress of society through multinational programs and activities.