Vihamanafushi, Republic of Maldives -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2012 -- On the 10th of May 2012, Kurumba Maldives (http://www.kurumba.com/) hosted 37 underprivileged children from the Maafushi Island Orphanage ETCC enjoyed a day on Kurumba Maldives. This program was organised in conjunction with the Human Rights Commission to celebrate international children’s day.
ETCC provides primary education and vocational training for the drop outs from schools, orphans, homeless children and other children who have been neglected from schooling. Every child in ETCC is being provided with food, clothing uniforms, shoes, toiletries and educational materials. It is primarily for boys between the ages of 8 and 16. The ETCC relies on donations from businesses and the public in order to assist the development of these children. The focus of the orphanage is to prepare the boys for life after the orphanage by providing education in basics trades, tailoring, welding, painting and basic jewelry.
Surprisingly, many of the 37 children have never visited a resort or hotel with eating in Restaurant being something quite novel.
During the day, a number of activities were organised by the Kurumba team. At the end of the afternoon, the children were provided with a memento bag to take home with them. There was a relay race, friendly resort and children friendly football match, tug of war. A buffet lunch was served prior to presentation of little goodie bags. Kurumba also donated a television for the orphanage.
Mariyam Laiza the Advocacy Officer from the Human Rights Commission stated, “we greatly appreciate Kurumba Maldives (http://www.kurumba.com/) support in this special program for our Children. It offers them insight to what future paths they may have in the future. I am sure that this day will leave a lasting memory for many of these children.
Mohammed Abdulla, the Director of Maafushi orphanage stated, that we are highly appreciative of the efforts made by Kurumba Maldives. Is shows that Kurumba’s cares about the community particular the homeless and under privileged. Many of the children here today have greatly enjoyed their visit and many stated that they would like to work at Kurumba in the future.
Delphine Milliard the Food and Beverage Director of Kurumba Maldives stated, “It was a pleasure to witness first hand these children seeing something entirely new and for them to enjoy such an experience. We can only hope that some of these children from the orphanage pursue a career in hospitality”
About Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives (http://www.kurumba.com/) is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10 minute speed boat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef are the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.
The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Kurumba Residence (http://www.kurumba.com/acc-royal.html), spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic refuges and quiet spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.
Kurumba Maldives … A true origin.