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.
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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 https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/community-footprints/about

Feature image by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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