AFTF Receives Disability Award
AFT Foundation has been awarded the Disability Award. The award was given on 25th September 2016, on an event held at the Ministry of Gender & Family.
Since 2000, AFT Foundation have been assisting the community in various ways. One of the most notable among which is the assistance given to people with special needs.
AFTF have made it their utmost responsibility to help the people with special needs. As a result, through the partnering with NGOs Program, AFTF have been funding different NGO’s who are actively associated with people of special needs. This includes Maldives Autism Association and Care Society of Maldives amongst others.
AFTF became a corporate member of Care Society in October 2012 and have been making monthly donations. Care Society came into existence on 9th November 1998, in the hope of providing services to the most vulnerable groups in the community with the main focus in the area of disability. In 2014 AFTF donated for the Camp for Students of Care Development Center (CDC). The camp was held in Hulhumale’ and a lot of students and parents of CDC participated. Furthermore, in 2015, Psychosocial development and vocational skills development program was conducted with AFTF’s assistance. In 2016, Implementation of Early Intervention Services at Care Society and Training of Teachers on Classroom Management: Intervention Strategies program was funded.
AFTF first supported MAA with the renovation of their new centre in 2012. Later on, in 2015, AFTF included Maldives Autism Association in the Partnering with NGOs Program. With that, in 2015, 4 programs were carried out with the assistance of AFTF. This included, Occupational Therapy for Children, Building a Sensory Room, Art and Drama Exhibition and Teachers’ Exposure Trip to India. Furthermore, in 2016, the programs, Inclusive Workshop, Autism Awareness Program and Occupational Therapy for Students has been funded. In addition, Teachers Exposure Trip to Malaysia will commence during October 2016 with assistance from AFTF.