Category Archives: NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Workshop on promoting Reproductive Health and Rights and Positive Peer education for Adolescents and Youth

EIMG6721Huvadhoo Aid conducted a Workshop on Promoting Reproductive Health and Rights and Positive Peer Education for Adolescents and Youth. The programme was conducted under “Strengthening the Public Response to Combatting Drug Abuse in the South Huvadhoo Atoll project” and “ Promoting Reproductive Health and Rights” The projects were funded by UNODC and UNFPA. The programme was held at Heducare Preschool on 23 December 2012,  and youth and adolescents participated in the programme. The programme focused on Human Rights, Reproductive Health and Rights, gender, adolescent development and sexuality, family planning, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and other life skills. Contents of presentations were designed in accordance with the age groups of the participants Continue reading

Visited Thinadhoo and Madaveli to collect information for Research on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Preparedness in Huvadhoo Atoll

Huvadhoo Aid continued to investigate climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in the Huvadhoo Atoll by visiting the islands of Thinadhoo and Madeveli, with the assistance from an international volunteer from the United Kingdom. At Thinadhoo, members of the island council were interviewed, and one member of the atoll council was also spoken with. Continue reading

On this blissful and holy day of Eid Ul Adha, on behalf of the Governing Council and Executive Committee, I wish to express to you all my heartiest and best wishes to you. May Allah Almighty freshen up His choicest blessings upon you, your family and friends. May He grant us all happiness and joy on this auspicious occasion.

On this happy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, let us also memorize those who are suffering the world over and are in desperate need of lend a hand, and struggling for freedom. Continue reading

Government of Maldives, UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF invites Call for Applications for Gender and Human Rights Training of Trainers

Applications are invited for Gender and Human Rights Training of Trainers which will be conducted in late September to early October for duration of 10 days in Male’. The training aims at fostering a group of gender experts as trainers and building their capacity on gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights issues in the Maldives. The training is organized jointly by the Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights, UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF. Continue reading

Training opportunities in Food Processing and Handicrafts

Ministry of Economic Development has announced that 40 opportunities are open for the public to participate in training programmes in the field of food processing or handicrafts, under the “Strengthening the Livelihood Initiative of Homebased Workers in the SAARC Region,” The Project Objective is “To strengthen the livelihoods of poor home based workers living in the region primarily through awareness and exposure to development, capacity building, intensive training and gaining a fair share of mainstream market”. In addition; through SAARC Development fund’s support, it has brought the women home based workers together in the region.

SABAH supports home based artisans to improve upon and diversify their skills, train them in Comprehensive customized Product and Design Development, and educate them in marketing skills. Under this programme an artisans’ company called ‘SABAH (South Asia Business Associates for Homebased workers) has been established in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is moving towards establishment in other SAARC countries namely Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives.

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 2 September 2012

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For further information, visit the link.

Accept my heartiest wishes on the great occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr – Executive Director

On behalf of Governing Council, Management, staff & volunteers of Huvadhoo Aid, I would like to convey our heartfelt Eid Greetings to all our donors, supporters and civil society organization in Maldives and around the world.  May Allah (SWT) shower his mercy and blessings upon you and your loved ones and accept your ibaadah and efforts during the holy month of Ramadan.

On this happy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, let us also pray for those who are struggling for freedom and are in desperate need of help.  On this Happy and Wonderful Eidul Fitr, we bring greetings to all the free people of the World and to all those other people of the world who are fighting for their freedom everywhere. And in these our most heartfelt Greetings for this most wonderful Eidul Fitr, we include all sons and daughters and advocates and aspirants of liberty everywhere, regardless of their race or their religion.

May Allah grant us peace, prosperity, progress, and above all, the tawfique to continue to serve humanity with all the means He has granted to us –Ameen

Social Media Campaign Against Hate and Violence

Maldives NGO Federation signed a grant agreement with the US Embassy on 23rd July 2012, to conduct a ‘Social Media Campaign Against Hate and Violence’ in the Maldives. Under the project we will be conducting training workshops both in Addu (23-24 August 2012) and Male’ (25-26 August 2012) to enhance the capabilities of youth activists to create mobile, social media, and online communications tools that drive organic efforts to stand up against hate and violence, as well as connect bridge builders to needed resources, partners, and community audiences. The trained youth activists will then partner with the US Department of State to mobilize communities through multiple online initiatives against hate and violence, which will be linked to grassroots offline activities…. All interested youth (preferably between 18-30) who are familiar with social media, please send interest of express for participate in these training program,   to

tvebiomovies 2012 – environmental film competition

Now in its third year, tvebiomovies is a film competition open to anyone aged from 9 to 99 around the world with access to a camera. With prize money of $1500 and the chance to have a film screened at the UN COP18 Conference in Qatar, this is a truly global environmental film contest.

Entering is very simple. Visit the tvebiomovies website – – and  choose one of the 5 categories. Each category covers a key environmental issue;  rivers, oceans, women and climate change, recycling or sustainable living. Think about how you would tackle this issue through film. Then tell us your ideas! Simply complete the online application form with details of your film proposal. Continue reading

Huvadhoo Aid Annual General Meeting 2012 and Annual Meeting of Heducare Preschool

Huvadhoo Aid Annual General Meeting 2012 had been held on 23 March 2012 at Hoadedhdhoo School. Members debated on the programmes and projects in the year 2011 and the Annual Report of the year 2011 was passed. Huvadhoo Aid’s revised bylaw had been passed in the meeting with minor amendments proposed by the members and the office bearers of the governing council under the new bylaw had been elected. Mr. Mohamed Ujail was elected as the Chairman of the governing council.  Mr. Mohamed Mubarik was elected as the secretary while Mr. Hassan Manik was elected as the Treasurer. Under the revised bylaw permanent members have to elect three members to represent the governing council. As per the bylaw, 10 members were given permanent membership in the meeting. Continue reading