The Nautilus Foundation Launched to Support Growth and Development in the Maldives

In remembrance of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku, The Nautilus Maldives has announced the launch of The Nautilus Foundation – an independent public charity dedicated to providing opportunities for education, growth and development.

Established in partnership with companies created by Dr Maniku, the foundation aims to create scope for people of the Maldives to reach their full potential. It supports the growth of creative and brilliant minds with innovative strategies that promote social development and leave lasting impacts.

The Nautilus Foundation will provide several scholarships and grant programmes for those looking to excel in their fields. The foundation aims to expand economic opportunity, improve public health and inspire community engagement through fostering partnerships and building relationships.

The Nautilus Foundation will focus on sectors that add value to the economy such as medical, education, hospitality, engineering, journalism and aviation sectors. In addition to providing financial assistance through scholarships and interest-free loans, the foundation will also provide beneficiaries with mentoring. With the purpose of developing both the existing fields and new areas, the foundation will aid support without any restriction based on gender, age or background. The guarantees are, in return, expected to add value to the economy by working within the Maldives, thus contributing to the development of the country.

The Nautilus Foundation honours the legacy of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku. In addition to being a leader and pioneer, he was a mentor, a teacher, a father figure to many in the country. A visionary with the confidence and resources, Dr Maniku devoted much of his life to creating better opportunities in the Maldives. This foundation will follow his footsteps, developing relationships with world-leading organisations, societal influencers and pioneering community groups who share the same vision for continuous development.

For more information about The Nautilus Foundation and their philanthropy, visit

Featured Image: Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku

retreat-gallery-large-11Featured Image: Nautilus Maldives



Hotelier News Desk
Hotelier Maldives is the leading publication dedicated to the Maldivian hospitality industry, accessible in both print and digital formats. Our magazine is committed to the mission of "informing, inspiring, and connecting the Maldives hospitality sector." Reach us at