An outdoor playground has been opened at Fiyavathi children’s shelter in Villimale’.
The playground was built by State Trading Organization (STO) as a social responsibility initiative.
The playground was officially opened by STO’s Managing Director Ahmed Shaheer and Minister of Family and Gender Aminath Zenysha Shaheed Zaki.
Mr. Shaheer at the ceremony said it was important for STO to help children in need.
Also at the ceremony, Minister Zakir said the government aims to give all children a chance to fulfill an education and to live a happy life. She also thanked STO for the playground.
After the ceremony, children from the shelter hosted some activities, and STO employees and the minister got a chance to spend some time with the children.
As part of STO’s social responsibility initiative, the company also sponsored a year of salary for two teachers working at the shelter, and since 2014 has been sponsoring salaries of four of the shelter’s employees.
STO also donated numerous essential items to the shelter.