Gaafu Dhaalu Vaadhoo has opened its first skate park with financial assistance from Bank of Maldives (BML).
The Gdh. Vaadhoo park has a skate park as well as room for social and child-friendly events.
According to BML, the winning proposal was submitted by the Huvadhoo Association for Tourism (HAT) and sponsored through BML’s Community Fund.
The project is part of HAT’s aim of providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children and teenagers to grow and learn new skills.
BML stated that the stake park will also be useful in developing surfing talents, as both demand similar skills and mindsets. As the atoll’s tourism business expands, this will create additional job prospects for young people, according to BML.
BML’s Community Fund is a program that encourages people and non-profit organisations to give back to their communities through long-term projects.