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Amway Visit & Donation to Atoll Marine Centre

This time last week the Naifaru Juvenile team was feeling very exhausted, but delighted, after a mid-week event that was set to make our Marine Centre's year. We were being visited by Amway Europe - one of the world's largest direct selling companies, operating in more than 80 countries and territories. The company rewards its top sellers or ABOs (Amway Business Owners) every year by taking them to far flung exotic places to relax, unwind, socialise

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The Nature Club has started!

The new school term has meant that we can finally start the nature club.  There are two schools in the Lhaviyani atoll taking part in the nature club.  We aim to improve their knowledge of the marine environment and its importance.  'Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world,' especially when educating youth who are our future leaders.  There will be lectures and activities such as beach clean ups. The first session

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January brings Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles

2016 has brought a lot of action to the Atoll Marine Centre.  The centre received La Petite from the four seasons resort, an Olive Ridley turtle that had its left flipper severed when hit by a boat.  Four seasons tended to her wounds and then she came to the centre to spend time in the sea cage and see if she could start to dive again.  If a turtle cannot dive, they cannot survive in the wild. Two hawksbill turtles were brought to centre.  The

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Atoll Marine Centre in December

In December we saw the arrival of a green turtle hatchling, which was soon named Jonathan by our Marine Biologist, Ben.  At two weeks old he was in very good shape and active. We finished our art piece, made from recycled bottle caps.  The idea is to raise awareness about the impacts of plastic on the marine environment and to show potential ways of recycling.  Hopefully what we have produced is thought-provoking and will inspire people to come

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Hosting a stall at the LECReD fair

The Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECRed) Progamme works to mainstream resource efficiency and climate change into local development planning.  Atoll marine centre was invited to take part in the event.  We used our stall to present our marine conservation projects and to expand our partnerships! The stall was very popular with the local people and government officials.  We met lots of interesting projects and motivated people

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Naifaru Juvenile organises swimming classes for Ifthithaah 5th graders

Naifaru Juvenile conducted a “Swim and Survive” Program from 14-26 September with grade five students from Madhurasathul Ifthithaah . 56 students participated in the lessons, held from 3pm-6pm each day at the beach in front of the Marine Centre and then later in the New Harbour. The lessons were conducted by volunteers from Atoll Volunteers, Naifaru Police, MNDF Northern Area and the Maldivian Lifeguard Association. Swimming lessons involved

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Naifaru Juvenile Participated Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit

On September 8-10, 2014, an Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was attended on behalf of Naifaru Juvenile by the organisation’s Vice-Chairperson, Mohamed Ahmed. The Summit brought together more than 96 civil society leaders working in 21 Asian countries and jurisdictions to meet, share experiences and discuss best practices on how civil society, the international community and governments can build

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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind – English reading made fun

Our Nooraanee preschool here on Naifaru was so excited to receive a surprise package all the way from America. Our warmest and sincerest thanks to our former volunteer Jennifer Fitzgerald and her father for organising the delivery of a box of gorgeously written and illustrated children’s books. Packed by a girl scout troop in the USA these beautiful English books from Judith’s Reading Room will inspire the local children and teachers to work

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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind – Turtle Conservation Fundraiser

On the 19th of July our brilliant volunteer Asher Nowlan ran a quiz evening in Australia in aid of sea turtle conservation and our work here on Naifaru. The evening was a huge success and all her efforts, and the generosity of attendees, managed to raise 1500 Australian dollars for our turtle conservation programme! This sort of dedication, generosity and passion, even when returning back home, is so very special and we want to sincerely thank Asher

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Gender equality and women’s human rights training workshop

With the objective of creating awareness about gender equality and women’s human rights, a 3-day workshop was held and conducted by the Ministry of Health and Gender, UN Women, Hope for Women and IPPF under the She Core+ Initiative run by Naifaru Juvenile. The main focus of the workshop was to increase awareness about the challenges faced by women in the Maldivian community, how men can contribute to the empowerment of women and what women can

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