Baa atoll Kamadhoo Yamak boduberu group won the Baa Atoll Youth Boduberu Challenge last Saturday, organised by Four Seasons in partnership with boduberu group Varutha and Villa Television (VTV).
Six islands from Baa atoll took part in the competition, including Dhonfanu, Maalhos, Kihaadhoo, Eydhafushi and Dharavandhoo. Varutha held workshops for atoll youth in preparation for the competition.
The competition celebrated Baa Atoll’s designation as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve earlier this year.
Yamak group won the competition with 876 points and were awarded Rf10,000. Four Seasons donated and additional Rf100,000 to the island for a community project, yet to be selected, Haveeru reports.
The Youth Ministry donated Rf30,000 of musical equipment to Yamak group in appreciation of and support for its talent and interest in traditional activities.
Four Seasons announced that it plans to extent the competition to Noonu, Raa and Lhaviyani atoll boduberu groups next year.
Yamak said it will put its winnings towards building a stage on Kamadhoo, and will work with island residents to devise an appropriate community project.