2021 members of the month
JCI Malta would not exist if it wasn’t for its wonderful and excited members. Ranging between the ages of 18 and 40, JCI members are young enterprising leaders who are engaged and committed to create impact in their communities.
In 2021, JCI Malta launched the Member of the Month programme whereby it’s rewarding its most hardworking members each month. If you want to get the chance to be awarded this monthly badge of honour, reach out to your Local President and see what opportunities are available for you to make the most out of your JCI Malta membership.
The 2021 honOUrees
2021 Members of the month
IT professional Mohammed joined JCI Malta in 2017, after encouragement from alumni Rachel Cassar and Clayton Mercieca, and since then he has very actively attended almost all of the courses, events and trainings we’ve organised. A family man and father of three kids, he credits JCI Malta for helping him acquire skills in public speaking and debating, as well as being his second family where he can share his ideas and engage in healthy discussions.
23-year old Jacob first joined JCI Malta back in 2015 after winning the TOYP Award for ‘Personal Improvement & Accomplishment’. Jacob is enthusiastic about personal development, networking and socialising with different types of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. In JCI Malta, Jacob says he found a supportive and safe environment where he can grow, learn and develop every step of the way.
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Sarah is a graduate in Media & Communications with Maltese, and a full time Audio Visual assistant at a local radio station. With her main interests being photography and graphic design, she says JCI Malta has been a great platform to develop her creative skills and meet like-minded people. She says joining JCI Malta was an opportunity to get out of her comfort zone and share her ideas in a safe yet fun team environment.
Shrija is an investment professional with an Economics Honors degree, an MBA, and over 10 years of work experience in Banking and Finance. She has been a JCI member since 2020, and becoming a member has helped her to network and socialise as she is relatively new to Malta. Her highlight since she became a member has been the Public Speaking Competition, Shrija really enjoyed it and it was very well-organised.
Matthew is 21 years old, identifies as Non-Binary and has been very involved within LGBTQ+ activism. Currently juggling work and studying, their ambition is to be a social worker or youth worker, whilst remaining a vocal activist in standing up for minority groups. They are also a skateboard enthusiast and a travel lover! Matthew is relatively new to JCI Malta, but they’ve already shown a great deal of commitment and potential. They became a member in March of this year, with the determination to further their knowledge in leadership and expand their network.
Graduated in Marketing & Communications and currently working in affiliate marketing, 27 year old Florence recently moved from Belgium to Malta with her dog, Charlie. Having been involved in JCI Antwerp back home, she wanted to make sure her JCI story could continue upon starting her new life in Malta. A few months in, she’s already worked on launching her own JCI Malta project later this year and expanding her network.
Manager of ZAAR Crowdfunding Malta, Matthew had debated becoming a JCI Malta member for a number of years, before taking the plunge this year after becoming interested in JCI La Valette’s projects. He has illustrious experience in project management, e-business analysis as well as the entire operations of startups and medium-sized enterprises. Matthew is currently also the country expert within the European Commission DG GROW Workshop on Alternative Finance and FinTech, and a member of the Non-Executive Board of European Crowdfunding Network.
Fran is a full-time professional photographer who specialises in weddings and events. She believes photographs that capture natural emotion make for authentic memories. She has a degree in Architecture & Civil Engineering and a PGCE in Mathematics. In fact, she teaches Maths part-time, and also enjoys playing chess. Fran is also a well-seasoned traveller, having studied at the University of Kentucky, and then lived in Melbourne for 2 years. She joined JCI Malta earlier this year to expand her network and learn more about her own capabilities through our regular workshops, trainings and events.