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Wirt Għawdex is a voluntary non-governmental organisation founded in 1981 with the aims of fostering the knowledge of our heritage amongst all levels of society and to strive to safeguard the natural, archaeological, historical and anthropological patrimony of the islands of Gozo and Comino.

Our efforts to increase the awareness and love of our history include the holding of regular public lectures, promoting the safeguarding of our heritage in school presentations, issuing publications related to our sites and issuing a quarterly newsletter. We also strive to be vigilant with regards to the enforcement of existing laws in order to protect our natural and built heritage.

One of our main focuses today is to lobby the Government and obtain Management Agreements that authorize us to restore heritage sites.  Once restoration is complete,  we continue to manage these sites and open them to the general public.