Soneva Jani makes donation to local school to mark World Children’s Day

Soneva Jani on Monday donated essential items to a local school.

At an event held at the Noonu Atoll School in the nearby island of Manadhoo to mark the World Children’s Day, Soneva Jani General Manager Andrew Whiffen handed over the donation of books and sports equipment to the school’s principal Abdulla Esa.

Ahmed Shahid, the Human Resources Manager at Soneva Jani, said the donation was part of the resort’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Similar donations would be made to the school every fiscal quarter after evaluating the needs of the students and requirements of the management, he added.

“We’re also building a badminton court at the school. It will be completed by the end of the week,” Shahid said.

In addition to the donation, officials from Soneva Jani also briefed the students about tourism and hospitality.

Opened in November 2016, Soneva Jani is leading luxury resort operator Soneva’s newest property and its second resort in the Maldives.

Soneva Jani encompasses a collection of 24 overwater villas and one island villa set in a 5.6 kilometre private lagoon located in the northern Noonu atoll. The resort spans five islands surrounded by pure white beaches, covered in rich tropical vegetation, offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury.

Each of the resort’s multilevel water villas has its own private pool and a retractable roof that allows guests to sleep beneath the stars. Many villas also have slides that transport guests directly from the top level into the lagoon below. Other hotel highlights include a spa, an observatory — home to the largest telescope in the Indian Ocean — and an outdoor cinema.

Since its opening, Soneva Jani has created a lot of buzz amongst luxury travellers with its exciting features such as the retractable roofs and the water slides. It has been named the Best Over-the-Top Luxury hotel of the year by Jetsetter.com, the best new resort in the world by CNN, and the Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort in South Asia and Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort in Maldives.

Soneva, a world-leading luxury resort operator, also runs the iconic Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives.

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