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Biography

Joseph Fenech-Conti (31 Jan 1926, Malta - 2010) was a teacher and the Founder of the Centre for the Blind, St Venera, and the Malta Wireless for the Blind Fund.

Together with Richard Cannataci, they taught at the same Sliema primary school until 1959, when they both went to England to study as teachers of the blind. Together, they served blind adults in Malta until December 1978. Joe Fenech-Conti pioneered the welfare of the blind in Malta. A pension for all registered blind people was awarded in the 1960s. He also founded the Malta Wireless for the Blind Fund. Blind adults received education, were taught Braille and were even trained for employment as telephone operators and in other working skills.

You can read an appreciation of his life in this 3 Oct 2010 Times of Malta article.

His son Joe Fenech Conti is Chairman of PBS of Malta and a Director of Air Malta. Joe Fenech Conti married Wilhelmina Wirth, daughter of Henry William Wirth (1922 - 9 Oct 2010) and Gladys Drago.

Ancestry

Nothing is yet known.

Passport

Joseph Fenech-Conti's Maltese passport was issued on 6 Jun 1990.

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