Kurumba Maldives celebrates International Children’s Day

Kurumba Maldives welcomed some 30 children from the ‘Kudakudhinge Hiyaa’ orphanage in Vilimale to celebrate Children’s Day on the luxury resort for a fourth consecutive year.

The children, aged 9 to 16, were greeted by a special performance from a Bodu Beru team and treated to a delicious buffet lunch and sweet treats prepared by Kurumba’s team of chefs, the resort said in a statement.

Other staff sang and danced for the children while they ate and encouraged them to join in the fun.

Lunch was followed by a magic show and team games livened up by Kurumba’s mascots to cap off an unforgettable afternoon.

“Kurumba Maldives endeavors to support our local community through events and projects like this. This year, we combined Maahefun – celebration marking the beginning of the Ramadan – and International Children’s Day for the kids to enjoy,” said Ali Farooq, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager of Kurumba Maldives.

The state-run children’s shelters in Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’ cares for abandoned or neglected children between the ages of six months to 21 years old. The orphanage is a self-supporting service that requires help from the community and the tourism industry in order to continue providing a caring, safe and educational environment for these children, the resort noted.

Kurumba Maldives has had an “ongoing commitment” to the shelters during the past two years. The resort has sponsored numerous improvements to the orphanage’s residential areas, including upgrades to the kitchen, laundry, play areas, CCTV, and new computers. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Kurumba also supplies the orphanage with consumables such as linen, cleaning equipment, toys and undertakes complimentary repairs and maintenance.

Kurumba Maldives, the country’s pioneer resort, is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll just 10 minutes from the international 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 is the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

For more information about the resort’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, visit www.kurumba.com/maldives-csr-activities