Lelio Spiteri was born on the 26th of May 1973 at St.
Catherin (H’Attard) the son of Charles Spiteri and
Salvina nee’ Azzopardi. He was educated at the Bishop's
Conservatory, Lawra Vicuna Primary School and later at
Victoria's Ninu Cremona Junior Lyceum. At a very young
age he served as an altar boy at the Ghajnsielem Parish
and the age of ten he also had the opportunity to spend
30 days volunteering at the Vatican. After completing
secondary school he was admitted at the Sixth Form and a
year later he started the Bachelor of Education (Hons)
course at the University of Malta. Lelio graduated four
years later (1994) as a teacher. He started his teaching
practice in Qala at the Anton Buttigieg Primary School.
Between 1995 and 1998 he followed the Masters in
Education at the University of Malta and a few years
later (2003) he was awarded a Diploma in School
Administration at the same University. Lelio was also
involved as a voluntary member of the MUSEUM Society.
After 13 years as a primary school teacher he was
appointed Assistant Head at the Sir Arthur Mercieca
school in Victoria - a post which he still holds today.
Lelio Spitero won the 13th edition of the 'Gieh Ghajnsielem'
Award in 2007 for his outstanding contribution towards the
development of the Ghajnsielem community. Beside volunteering in
countless of local activities, Lelio was instrumental in setting
up Radju Lauretana.
Lelio is very active in the broadcasting sector especially in
Radio transmission. He was awarded a Diploma in Mass Media in
June 1998 and he started to work with RTK Radio Station where he
produced and presented several programs with different themes.
He gave a strong contribution to 'Lehen il-Qala' Community
Radio. In 1999, Lelio had a short but interesting working
experience with the Vatican Radio. His program 'Edukazzjoni ta'
Uliedna' was even awarded as the 'Best Education Program 2002'
by the Broadcasting Authority.
Lelio is heavily involved in the Ghajnsielem community
especially where Parish activities are involved. He led the
Lauretana Choir for the last 20 years and volunteered as a
presenter for local village activities on countless occasions.
He is also involved in the 'Ghajnsielem' magazine and in several
other pastoral activities.
Finally, he was instrumental to set up Radju Lauretana. The
dream of many Ghajnslemizi finally came through as Ghajnsielem's
community radio started broadcasting in August 2007.