On March 24, 2021, Maldives Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services inaugurated the renovated ‘Fiyavathi Home for Vulnerable Children’ in Hulhumale. A Cash grant of ~ 1.9 Million Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) (~Indian Rupee(INR) 89 Lakh) was allocated for the completion of this project.
- The main aim of the project is to create a conducive home environment for children to grow and develop.
- The ‘Fiyavathi’ home in Hulhumale houses over 110 kids.
- The 1.9 Million MVR is part of India’s total grant assistance of MVR 200 Million to the Maldives for supporting socially impactful projects.
Elements of the Project
Upgradation of the security system, creating play areas for toddlers, planting trees, setting up common rooms furnished with computers and play stations were carried out.
India’s Funding to Maldives
- The main aim behind India’s high-impact grant projects in Maldives is to involve a high-level of community participation in project-implementation.
- Through its funding, India aims to positively impact the areas of livelihood and income generation, health, education, gender and child empowerment, sports, sustainable development.
- The development partnership is driven by the needs of communities in the Maldives.
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i.On August 27, 2020, Maldives launched India backed infrastructure projects viz. Hulhumale Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty in Maldives during a ceremony.
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Currency– Maldivian Rufiyaa