Nine women and one NGO has been given recognition for their service with the prestigious Rehendhi Award this year.
The award-winners were announced at the official Women’s Day function held at K. Maafushi this Thursday morning.
The award-winners received their shields from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and their brooches from First Lady Fazna Ahmed.
The award-winners are:
Aminath Mohamed is the country’s first female island chief
Aishath Nazima is one of the country’s leading sports coaches and a leading advocate for sports development. She has provided over 27 years of service to the field of sports.
Mariyam Shifzan is the country’s first and only female air worthiness technician.
Mumina Adam was awarded for her role in training sportswomen and encouraging women to pursue careers in sports.
Aishath Luba was awarded for her service as an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities
Established in 1988, SHE is the country’s leading NGO in health education.
Aminath Azka Adil was awarded for her role as one of the country’s leading swimmers. She recently made Maldivian history by completing a 43 km swim across 23 islands in seven days.
Ameena Ali Kaleyfaanu one of the country’s leading craftswomen. She is especially known for her embroidery and sewing skills.
Aishath Shiruhana is the Chief Executive Officer of the Diabetic Association – the country’s leading advocacy group for awareness of diabetes and improvement diabetes care across Maldives.
Nasreena Ali has received both national and regional recognition for her culinary skills.