President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has, this morning, visited the Family and Children’s Service Centre (FCSC) by the Ministry of Family, Gender and Social Services, and Veymandoo School, both located in Veymandoo Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

During his visit to the FCSC, President Solih spoke to the employees and inquired about their needs and concerns in the smooth operation of the facility. He also met and spoke with the children seeking shelter there. FCSCs provide social protection services and safety to vulnerable groups including women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs). There are currently six children between the ages of 16 and 17 years seeking shelter at the Veymandoo FCSC.

Following his visit to the FCSC, President Solih visited the Veymandoo School, where he toured the facility and met with students, teachers and the management. He also held discussions regarding the needs of the school and requirements to improve the education provided at the facility. There are currently 355 students enrolled in Veymandoo School, between grades 1 and 12. Under the government’s policy to prioritise decentralised educational development, a multi-purpose hall is being developed at the school.

President Solih’s visit to Veymandoo Island is the fourth destination in his ongoing trip to seven islands of Thaa Atoll. The President is accompanied by cabinet ministers, senior officials from the President’s Office and a delegation of high-level government officials.