SOS Malta is a registered Voluntary Organisation, set up in 1991, which works with local and international partners. The organisation assists socially disadvantaged groups in improving their quality of life by providing support services and opportunities to implement development and change. SOS Malta also encourages advocacy on behalf of social causes and promotes models of good care and practice. SOS Malta works on four pillars that encompass the above objectives. These are: Social Solidarity; Volunteering; Overseas Development; and Research and Training. SOS Malta, in Collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, have launched Tal-Kultura: the volunteer programme for Valletta 2018. At its inception, SOS Malta was founded to address the hunger and poverty striken Albanians that reached the Maltese shores in ship-loads in the early nineties. From the delivery of ship-loads of humanitarian aid, SOS Malta has developed into a development agency assisting people in times of crisis.