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“Reach your potential” Youth Camp held on Naifaru for future community leaders of Lh. Atoll

As part of Naifaru Juvenile's Youth Mentorship and Leadership Programme, a project implemented under UNDP Maldives Small Grants Facility (SGF), the Leadership camp was developed with the aim of teaching these young leaders the necessary skills to be able to implement their own projects on their home islands. The participants totaled sixteen youth from the four inhabited islands of Lhaviyani Atoll, and were selected among members of Juvenile's NGO

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Health Awareness Festival on Kurendhoo for World Health Day

On Friday the 5th of April, for the occasion of World Health Day 2013 (April 7th), Naifaru Juvenile through the SHE-Core + Initiative hosted a Health Festival for the local residents of Kurendhoo Island to raise awareness of health and social issues, regarding drug awareness, reproductive rights, gender-based and domestic violence, HIV and AIDS educations, career guidance, and general hygiene. The team from Naifaru Juvenile comprised board members,

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Two representatives complete VCT training conducted by Health Protection Agency

  Two representatives from Naifaru Juvenile attended a training workshop last week in Male' on Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT), run by a Health Protection Agency from the Ministry of Health. The intensive one-week course ran from the 17th-23rd of March, and was professional development for counselors working with clients who present themselves voluntarily for HIV testing. From Juvenile, Abdul Raheem Nashid and Aminath Reema Mahfooz took part

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Maldives Environmental Management Workshop for Local Facilitators

The Maldives Environmental Management Program, funded by World Bank, has been in full swing this week on Naifaru! We’ve been pleased to welcome facilitators from Live & Learn to be running a five-day workshop, Training of Trainers (TOT), to create facilitators to work throughout the northern atolls. Representatives have come from Noonu, Raa, and Baa atolls to attend this workshop, joining Naifaru and Hinnavaru-based attendees from Lhavianyi

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Grand opening of the Community Youth Centre Complex

On Saturday 9th March, Naifaru Juvenile was proud to open our newly-completed Community Youth Centre Complex. Having worked consistently with the island’s youth, and always trying to give them opportunities for progress, we remarked that the island has very few facilities to engage them. In an environment with a high unemployment rate and drug problems, our main focus was to create a hub for reaching these youths, sending out positive messages

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013

On Friday 8th of March 2013, a celebration for International Women’s Day was organized by the Women’s Development Committee in collaboration with Naifaru Juvenile and some other local NGO’s. Naifaru Juvenile helped organize activities for local women to participate in, and the afternoon saw plenty of sports and games being enjoyed by women of all ages. A banner featuring the slogan “Political Participants of Women” displayed Naifaru’s

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Life skills session at Madivaru Island for police recruits

Naifaru Juvenile was proud to send a trained counseller, Aminath Reema, and a peer-educated colleague, Aminath Nasha, to Madivaru Island to hold a life skills session for a training batch of police recruits. It was held on Thursday the 28th of February 2013 from 8.30-11.30am. There were 78 participants taking part in the session, and some senior police officials in attendance. The session dealt with four topics. First up was stress management. They

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GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF ‘’TINY FIELD’’ COMMUNITY PARK

The opening ceremony of ‘’Tiny Field’’ community park on Naifaru Island took place on 5th January 2013 at 5pm. Approximately 2000 local people attended the opening ceremony. Amongst these were the official people that were invited: Atoll Council members, Management from Felivaru fisheries, officials from the government office and some senior citizens. The history of ‘’Tiny Field’’ community began on the 4th June 2012 when permission

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Naifaru Juvenile receives donations for the construction of our children’s park

Thanks to three donors, construction of the local children’s park is now well underway. We have already constructed the boundary wall and planted several trees as well as begun construction of a pavilion. With the arrival of the latest materials we are able to commence construction again and finish the project within our timeframe. We would like to convey our thanks to our donors, Mr. Kaseen Abdullah for contributing the materials for the boundary

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Career Guidance Sessions For Youth

Career guidance sessions at the local community school held by a Male’-based facilitator, Mr. Saneel Mohamed (Sannu), have just been concluded. The sessions were arranged by Naifaru Juvenile and the National Career Guidance Centre, Male’. There were a total of six sessions. Three sessions were for school students from grades 9, 11, and 12. There were two sessions for unemployed school leavers and one for the parents of the island. The aim of

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