Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives hosts special programme for students with autism spectrum

Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives has organised a special programme for local students with autism spectrum.

In recognition of Autism Awareness month, Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives partnered with the island council of Alif Dhaal atoll Dhigurah in organising a one-day programme for students from the island’s school who are on the autism spectrum. The students were accompanied by their parents together with Dhigurah Council’s Vice President Mohamed Shirkhaan and the school’s guidance counsellor Sabiyaa Adbul Rasheed.

The programme was arranged by the resort’s Human Resources team and was facilitated by Nieves Cuntapay, a certified special education teacher who is assigned to manage the resort’s Nemo Club for Kids.

The one-day programme focused on skill enhancement within the hospitality industry. Resort associates from different departments shared basic knowledge on table setting, proper use of cutleries, and bed arrangements and decorations. The students were also given the chance to see the resort and experience its facilities.

Michael Armstrong, the General Manager at Amaya Kuda Rah, said that this will not be a one-time event.

“We don’t have to wait for a special month to conduct an activity like this. Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives is committed to help and continuously support local communities,” he said.

To conclude the event, the management presented gifts and certificates of participation to the students.

Sabiyaa expressed her gratitude to the resort team for allowing the students to have such a unique experience.

“We still have a lot of challenged kids who are very creative and beautiful-minded and there will definitely be more opportunities to partner up in the future,” she said.

Located in the South Ari Atoll, Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives is accessible by a 25-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport.

Situated in close proximity to the popular Kudarah Thila dive site, the resort offers luxury and utmost privacy with its 51 villas and suites, a pristine beach as well as a variety of culinary experiences and recreational activities for which the Maldives is renowned.

Amaya Spa by Mandara is ideally nestled in a secluded part of the island resort, and comprises a total of three treatment rooms with steam, bath and shower, retail boutique and a manicure-pedicure area. The exotic aromas of spices and pure essential oils and the gentle sounds of soothing music intended to bathe your senses and lull you into a state of relaxed bliss.

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