More than 100k raised for expatriate music teacher

More than MVR100,000 (US$6,485) has been raised from a music concert organised to provide financial assistance to a long-serving Sri Lankan music teacher at Iskandhar school.

The funds were raised by Iskandhar school to finance the cancer treatment of Visaka Pahathkumbura, who taught music at the school for 30 years and retired last December.

Deputy Principal Ahmed Mausoom told newspaper Haveeru last week that a total of MVR121,000 was raised from other fund raising activities and the music show, which was organised jointly by the school and its Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

The school’s principal and deputy president of the PTA left for Sri Lanka on Thursday to hand over the funds to ‘Visaka Miss.’


‘Help Syria Through Winter’ campaign raises over MVR600k

A fund raising campaign dubbed ‘Help Syria Through Winter’ conducted by local NGO ‘Help’ has raised MVR605,907 (US$39,294) in three weeks.

According to Sun Online, a delegation from the NGO recently departed for Istanbul, Turkey to deliver the funds, which are to be used to purchase four ambulances.

Fund raising activities that took place across the Maldives included selling T-shirts and placement of fund boxes as well as religious workshops and sermons.

The fund raising efforts were led by NGO Salaf preacher, Sheikh Adam Shameem Ibrahim.