Today Firelight have visited the female section of the correctional facility in Corradino on the occasion of Women’s Day.
Minister for Social Dialogue Helena Dalli and Home Affairs Minister Manwel Mallia who is also responsible for PBS accompanied Firelight.
Minister Dalli held a short speech to the prison inmates. She commented that the purpose of the correctional facility is to transform the inmates into persons with improved skills to integrate better in society and in the work industry after they serve their sentence. On the occasion of women’s day she has donated a number of books in Maltese and English to those present.
Minister Mallia highlighted the changes that are being applied to the criminal law before parliament and made special reference to the unnecessary time being spent under preventive arrest when an early guilty plea is filed. He has later introduced the band Firelight, the Maltese Eurovision 2014 ambassadors in Copenhagen. He connected their song “Coming Home” to going back in society after receiving more skills and education post rehabilitation period.
Richard Edwards, the lead singer of the band augured everyone present a happy women’s day. He has also explained that the lyrics of the song “Coming Home” relate closely to a lot of persons in the facility. He continued that the song is about overcoming the struggles in life and about finding that point in life where one can feel satisfied coming back home.
Afterwards Firelight rendered a live performance of the song “Coming Home”.
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