President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) presents the Youth Award in a function to celebrate Youth Day in Kulhudhuffushi City on October 23, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)
This year’s Youth Award has been conferred to 10 individuals.
The 10 individuals were presented with their award by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the official ceremony to mark Youth Day in Kulhudhuffushi City on Saturday night.
The award winners:
Aishath Thoifa (Totalge, HDh. Kulhudhuffushi) - in the field of charity work
Afa Hussain (Park, HDh. Kulhudhuffushi) - in the field of environment protection
Nazim Hassan (Corner, HDh. Kulhudhuffushi) - in the field of arts and culture
Abdulla Yaman (Guruva, L. Gan) - in the field of fisheries
Arshad Ahmed (Fahiva, HA. Uligan) - in the field of business and economy
Ahmed Abdul Kareem (Thiburoazge, V. Keyodhoo) - in the field of sports development
Ali Fawaz (Milaz, AA. Thoddoo) - in the field of agriculture
Mariyam Sahudha (Dhafthar no. 4356) - in the field of empowerment of persons with disabilities
Hassan Farhan Mohamed (M. Metrepark, K. Male’) - in the field of empowerment of youth
Izzath Ahmed Nizar (Selvin, HDh. Makunudhoo) - in the field of service for Dhivehi language and culture
In his speech after the presentation of the awards, President Solih said that his administration was engaged in multiple initiatives to empower youth, one of which is the apprentice program launched this year to train and prepare youth for the labor market.
He said that there are currently 19 youth undergoing training with two companies under the program, and that the administration is engaged in discussions with more companies to introduce scholarships for youth.
“There is also an ongoing program to foster the spirit of initiative and leadership in issues of national interest. Total 105 volunteers have enrolled in the national volunteers' program launched this year. 40 of them have completed training and are now engaged in national affairs. Some volunteers have also provided important service to Covid facilities,” he said.