Outboard engine repair graduates certified
Certificates were awarded on Sunday to participants who completed the outboard engine repair course conducted in Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi as a collaboration between the island’s Foundation of Eydhafushi Youth Linkage (FEYLI) and Maldives Police Service (MPS) under the auspices of resources from the Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.
Seventeen participants out of the 34 were certified at the course conducted from 21 November through 5 December.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Ahmed Saudi handed over the certificates to the successful achievers.
The top participant was Ahmed Shareef, from Eydhafushi’s Ranveli house.
Saudi, who chief-guested the awarding ceremony, told participants that the police was a force serving the nation fully to the capacity of their intellectual competence.
He noted Eydhafushi’s exemplary initiative towards youth development, and said that police are undertaking youth disciplinary programs in association with civil society, local Councils and ordinary citizens.
Among the attendees to the event include Abdulla Shibau, the Managing Director of the Conservation Fund from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Baa atoll office, and Alia company’s Managing Director Ahmed Saeed, along with senior public officials resident in Eydhafushi.
The Conservation Fund last year awarded seven projects to seven parties amounting to USD 100,000 (MVR 1.54 million).
The outboard engine repair course is the first to see completion.
The grants were given to the best seven proposals received when the Fund invited projects that were aimed to sustain the atoll’s development alongside conservation efforts of the ecology, biodiversity and culture of Baa.
Aside from Eydhafushi’s FEYLI, the other recipients of the grants are:
- Dharavandhoo’s Development Cooperative Society
- Kendhoo’s School
- Kihaadhoo’s Farm Foundation
- Maalhos’s Women’s Committee
- Thulhaadhoo’s Council
The Fund opened the opportunity in 2012 and 26 proposals were received. The Fund was established in April that year.