NewsMay 16, 2023

Velaa Private Island Supports Non-Profits with MVR 750K in Annual Donations

Velaa Private Island Maldives, the beyond-luxury resort in Noonu Atoll once again made a donation totalling MVR 750,000 to 3 non-profit/non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malé on 14 May 2023, as part of the resort’s yearly donation plan and in celebration of a great start to the year. 

Care Society, Cancer Society of Maldives and Maldivian Thalassemia Society have all received MVR 250,000 as a part of Velaa’s charity program and the support of these 3 health care organisations commenced in 2018 – in conjunction with the resort’s 5th Anniversary. 


“It is our pleasure to be able to do our part once again by giving back to the Maldivian community for the continuous support over the years. It is wonderful to also learn more about the accomplishments made by the organisations and the positive change they are bringing to the communities,” said Wayne Milgate, General Manager, Velaa Private Island Maldives. 

About Care Society

Care Society was founded on 9 November 1998 in the Maldives, is the largest non-profit organisation in the Maldives. Since its inception, it has served in various fields of humanitarian work. Care also played a key role in post-tsunami relief operations in the Maldives. In 2004, Care introduced community-based rehabilitation programs with the main objective of enhancing the livelihood of disabled people through empowering local communities.

About Cancer Society of Maldives

The Cancer Society of Maldives (CSM) is a national community based (non-profit/non-governmental) organisation formed for the purpose of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the Maldives. CSM contributes by creating awareness about cancer, providing support and circulating information and resources so as to enhance the experience of people fighting against cancer. 

About Maldivian Thalassemia Society

Maldives Thalassaemia Society (MTS) was inaugurated in 1994 with the sole purpose of improving and enhancing the quality of lives of thalassaemics in Maldives.

MTS is run by an executive committee consisting of members who are parents, patients and volunteers. The organisation is supported by volunteers and members who are both parents and patients.