The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands held a special fundraiser to support children with autism on 02nd April 2021, the World Autism Day. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives merchandized custom-made blue caps embroidered with inspiring wordings: embrace, educate, and empower, and hosted a fun run at the Fari Campus to spread awareness.
This meaningful initiative is in collaboration with the Autism Association of the Maldives and the support of the preferred local partners: Intour Maldives, Capital Travel and Pearl Travel, under the brand’s flagship programme, The Community Footprint project. 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 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. Commenting on the importance of uniting to amplify awareness, Abdulla Nabeel, the advocate for Child-Wellbeing at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, stated, “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.”
Even before opening, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands has been initiating various projects under the Community Footprints programme, such as donation made to Huraa island’s pre-school on International Volunteer Day 2020. The resort, 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.
To find more information on the Community Footprints project, visit our website: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/community-footprints/about