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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Holds Special Fundraiser for World Autism Awareness Day 2021

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands held a special fundraiser to aid children with autism on 2nd April 2021, the World Autism Day.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands held a special fundraiser to aid children with autism on 2nd April 2021, the World Autism Day. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives merchandized custom-made blue caps.

The caps were embroidered with inspirational words: embrace, educate, and empower. The team also hosted a fun run at the Fari Campus to spread awareness. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives held this meaningful initiative is in collaboration with the Autism Association of the Maldives and the support of the preferred local partners including; Intour Maldives, Capital Travel and Pearl Travel, under the brand’s flagship programme, The Community Footprint project.

According to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, this global outreach initiative was founded to contribute and uplift local communities, built around three signature programmes: Child-Wellbeing, Environmental Responsibility, Hunger and Poverty.

The resort stated that they appreciated the immense support received by different associates at the Fari Campus – the dedicated staff island focused on community, education and engagement and the local partners, who virtually participated in the event.

We often see discrimination towards people with autism and unfathomable challenges they face in the community. I believe it’s time to take strong actions to create awareness and education. It should start from your home, workplace and community, by embracing and creating an inclusive culture. We can collectively dismantle the social stigma by acting now.

Abdulla Nabeel, the advocate for Child-Wellbeing at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.
Also read: Aminath Hameed is Taking the Girl Power into the Kitchens of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Even before opening, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands has been initiating various projects under the Community Footprints programme. The resort also donated to Huraa island’s pre-school on International Volunteer Day 2020.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands (set to open on 01st June 2021) commits to connect with local communities to make a meaningful difference and a lasting contribution to the destination. Find more information on the Community Footprints project at

Feature image by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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