Maldives Aid donates more books to schools across the Maldives.
Maldives Aid has delivered a total of 880 books to 4 schools across the Maldives (see detail below). Each school received approximately 220 books which include 95 short stories in Dhivehi (the local Maldivian language). Maldives Aid also donated waste bins to Rinbudhoo Island School in Dhal Atoll, at their request as they took the initiative to be more eco-friendly.
Detail of the schools:
Alif Alif atoll Mandhoo island
no of students: 55
teaches up to grade 6
Dhal atoll Rinbudhoo
Rinbudhoo island school (requested for bins)
no of students: 75
teaches up to grade 10
Haa Dhaal Atoll Hanimadhoo
Hanimadhoo Atoll school
no of students: 367
teaches up to grade 10
Lhaviyani Atoll Hinaavaru
Hinnavaru Atoll school
no of students: 1300
teaches up to A levels
THUNDI SCHOOL-Laamu atoll
Thundi School in Laamu atoll Gan has a total of 201 children studying between grade 1 and 5. At the moment they don’t have a separate library but uses a cupboard in a store room
to fill the few books they have. There is a building in construction inside the compound for extra classrooms where a library will be included.
Maldives Aid contributed 152 books for the library.
MUKURIMAGU SCHOOL-Laamu atoll
Mukurimagu School in Gan Island has 140 children studying between grade 1 and 5. They have a small library with few books at this school. New classrooms will be built by the government soon. Maldives Aid contributed 153 books for this school.
MAABAIDHOO SCHOOL-Laamu atoll
Maabaidhoo School has 284 children studying between grade 1 and 10. They have a small library inside the school compound. Tsunami has done a lot of damage to the school building and the library.
Maldives Aid contributed 149 books to this school.
BAARAH SCHOOL– Haa Alif atoll
Baarah School has 426 children studying between grade 1 and 9. They started grade 9 this year. Half of a classroom is being used as a library to store the few books they have.
The number of students is getting higher every year and consequently the class will be divided into two.They have requested for new classrooms for the last couple of years, yet their request has not been acknowledged.
The island has a pre-school where they charge the students to generate an income for the school in order to pay the teachers ’ salaries. A pre-school teacher earns a salary of MRF 400.00 per month.
The school is planning to create grade 10 next year.
According to the headmaster of this school, the government budget provides this schoolan average of MRF 88.00 per student whereas the budget given to Iskandhar school in male’ rounds up to MRF 800.00 per student
They desperately need more classrooms for the next year.
Maldives Aid provided 88 books for this school.