Grand Harbour Marina where lucky to host sailing yacht MAIDEN and it's crew of courageous women as they kick start their 2 year round the world voyage to raise awareness for girls education.
MAIDEN arrived on the 14th of December, accompanied by the almost all female crew of young sailors from the Jarhead Foundation, who sailed alongside MAIDEN until safely berthed in Grand Harbour Marina, Malta.
Emma Cassar, PR & Events Manager at Grand Harbour Marina commented, “We feel extremely privileged to host the crew and team of MAIDEN throughout their stay in Malta. Their presence on the dock and mission to empower women’s education around the world has inspired the whole marina team, plus other yacht crew.”
On arrival the crew on board MAIDEN where welcomed with festive Christmas drinks and nibbles hosted by yacht provisioning company Bradbury.
Allie Smith, Shore Manager commented, ”A huge thank you to the Manager and staff at Grand Harbour Marina Malta. Nothing was too much trouble during our stay, and we were made to feel incredibly welcome!”
The sole purpose of the voyage is to empower and mentor girls worldwide and promote, facilitate and lobby solutions which enable the education of girls not currently afforded education as a basic human right.
The enthusiasm and attitude towards ‘helping others’ was definitely felt within the marina, especially on MAIDEN’s departure day, when a press conference was held within Grand Harbour Marina welcoming supporting press and Maltese officials. Her excellency, President of the Republic of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca who endorsed the Maiden Factor stated, “This is more than just a passion for sailing. Two years at sea is a brave commitment and takes courage to stand up for the inequalities. This event could not have come at a better time with the United Nations commemorating it’s 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.”
Nikki Henderson, Captain of Maiden stated, ”From the moment we arrived at Grand Harbour Marina, to the moment we left, it has been an absolute dream two weeks. Thank you to the fabulous team and brilliant facilities which have made our lives so much easier on the first leg of our epic tour!”
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