Under its community fund, Bank of Maldives (BML) has supported the GA. Atoll School located in Kolamaafushi in providing safe drinking water for students and staff by establishing an RO machine.
The aim of the project is to provide safe drinking water for students and staff of the school and eliminate single-use plastic. Two RO machines and 3 water dispensers were placed within the school for students and staff to have easy access to water.
The winning proposal was submitted by Kolamaa Organization and commenting on the project Shaama Thakhaan stated: “This project will benefit 114 students, staff and those visiting the school with easy access to safe drinking water. Currently, the water supply at the school is from desalination water and is not used due to concerns regarding quality. Due to this, about 16, 500 single-use plastic bottles are used each academic year. Our hope is that this project will change the way people think to benefit the environment.”
As part of the project, the Kolamaa Organization also donated reusable bottles for all students and staff; pledging to reduce single-use plastic and adopt environmentally friendly measures. To ensure the project is successful and sustainable project, the organization will also do routine checks and maintenance on the RO machine, filters and water dispensers.
The Aharenge Bank Community Fund is a program to empower individuals and NGOs to contribute to their communities through sustainable projects.