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Wisdom of Life

Projects

Disability Awareness Workshop for Parents and Teachers

Through the SHE-Core Initiative, we invited two facilitators from Care Society in Male’ to hold sessions on disability awareness and recognition in early childhood. The sessions took place over two nights, the 11th and 12th of April, at Nooranee Pre-School on Naifaru, and were attended by forty-one local parents and pre-school teachers. The first evening’s workshop introduced the participants to the ideas in the UN Convention on the Right of

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Let’s eliminate plastic bags on Naifaru – an Eco-Bag for every household!

Distribution has begun of eco-friendly shopping bags for all residents of Naifaru. These bags were developed through a World Bank funded program called “Let’s Go Zero Waste” of which the final aim is to eliminate excess waste from Naifaru and to reduce the amount of plastic burnt to keep our island beautiful and atmosphere safe. Plastic bags and bottles are an increasing problem, and contribute daily in their masses to the waste problem. Every

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“Explore the Possibilities” Youth Conference held for Lh. Atoll NGO network representatives

The purpose of this conference was to gather young NGO volunteers from Lhaviyani Atoll to discuss the importance of good governance, women's empowerment, gender equality and community development, and ultimately to educate these young Maldivian citizens on the international political landscape, and how they fit into it locally. The conference was held in the afternoon and evening of the 13th of April 2013 in the Lh. Naifaru multi-purpose building.

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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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Environmental Waste Program for School Students

Over the month of February, two international volunteers ran an awareness course in Madharushathul Ifthithaah School for Grade 10 students about management of the community’s natural resources. Matthew Morgan, from England, delivered presentations on topics such as the dangers of overfishing, sustainable fishing methods, critiques of current local fishing practices, as well as general fish and coral identification of local species. Clara Scheuring

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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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