Jauza Khaleel earns rare President’s Badge

Jauza Khaleel, age 16, of Hiriyaa School was awarded the President’s Badge today, the highest national award for Maldivian Guides.

President Mohamed Nasheed presented the award to Miss Khaleel at the President’s Office. The President congratulated her on her achievements.

Chair Person for Awards at Maldives Guide Association, Shaheen Adam, said the award is only given every three to four years.

“Some kids start it but because of the work involved they just stop and don’t finish the program,” she said. “At most ten kids have received the Badge, I think.”

To receive the Badge Miss Khaleel had to perform a series of tasks and studies, including three months of community service, a challenge, and an oral review.