Żgħażagħ Ħaddiema Nsara
ŻĦN (Żgħażagħ Ħaddiema Nsara) is a movement of lay workers that aim to witness Christ among their fellow workers and to work together with the Church's hierarchy. It’s a movement of young workers who act to achieve a life of freedom that better suits their human dignity as Christ wills it both for themselves and their friends. By young workers, the movement implies young men and women who work for a salary or wage, or who work with their family. This definition also incorporates young people who are students or apprentices, as well as young people who are unemployed.
The movement started in 1945 by the late Fr. Michael Galea SJ. At the time, it was organized as a small group, and the first members were workers at HM Admiralty Dockyard. Meetings were held at the Jesuits’ Sarria House in Floriana. Till the mid 1950s all chaplains were Jesuits fathers. By the late 50s Rev Fr. Renato Cirrillo, Professor of Economics at the University of Malta was appointed the first Diocesan National Chaplain.
Strummin' is an annual project of the YCW Malta aimed at promoting young people's talents whilst working for a good cause. This project is in line with the YCW's mission to train young workers to give a meaning to their lives and to find responsible and just solutions to issues they face, at local, national and international levels. Throughout the nine years in which the concerts were held, the funds collected from the Strummin' concerts were donated to several charities such as Suret il-Bniedem Foundation, St Joseph Home, Puttinu Cares, Richmond Foundation and the Equal Partners Foundation.