Here are a few of the dedicated people who co-ordinate and oversee the work of Breaking Limits on a voluntary basis.
Rhoda from the UK has spina bifida and is the revolutionary of the group, passionate about ensuring that disabled people are able to represent themselves and provide their own solutions whenever possible. Tolerated by the male members of Breaking Limits when she takes part in wheelchair sports despite having lousy ball skills, a keen wheelchair racer.
Noel Aquilina was born with spina bifida and is an amputee, he is a keen sportsman especially hand cycling… His motto is What you believe is what you achieve!
Christian is a qualified PSD teacher with an interest in entrepreneurship. He took up disability activism to counteract the discrimination shown by society to people who didn’t fit in to the ‘norm’. He enjoys watching football, movies, listening to music and socializing.
Clifford suffered a spinal injury in an accident, a disability activist for the last 10 years, who has battled to face his fears, is immensely determined and really enjoys a good fight to achieve what he wants, for himself and the disability sector.
Oliver ‘Jimbo’ Scicluna
Oliver was the first President and co-founder of Breaking Limits, a break-dancer, a keen wheelchair sportsman and now the Chairman of KNPD, He acknowledges that he has wonderfully supportive parents and of course Angela, who we rarely see him without.
Michael Debattista has a visual impairment which emerged during his early adulthood. He has a degree in Youth and Community Studies, and is currently reading for an M.A. in Disability Studies, whilst working at the University of Malta in the Department of Youth and Community Studies.
Ronald is 38 years of age and currently works as a Research Executive. His academic background is in Management and Public Policy and has a keen interest in disability issues. Ronald enjoys music (especially ethnic and classical music), reading, spending time in nature, dining out, amongst other things.
Solange is the feminist with the group. Passionate about human rights particularly women with disabilities. Initially studied Early Years Education and is now reading for a degree in BA (hons) Youth and Community studies. Born with a visual impairment called Nystagmus and is a real book worm.
Rosalie Degiorgio is a firm believer in educating society to look first and foremost at peoples’ abilities not disabilities, better understanding and respect will mean that the whole of society will benefit, and future generations of disabled people will not have to face the same battles.
Dr Andrew Azzopardi
Dr Azzopardi lectures in the Department of Youth and Community Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. His research interests include youth and community development, activism, disability studies and sociology. Andrew has supported a number of NGOs focused on the disability agenda along the years. He is a member of the highly acclaimed Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Inclusive Education.
Senior Lecturer at Junior College. She is currently researching about inclusive education of disabled young persons with physical and sensorial disability in Further and Higher education.