1.     Quick impact project  – funded by Oxfam GB


Quick impact project in laamu and Gaafualif Atoll under the assistance from Oxfam, UK


Project Aims and Objectives:

·       Recover the losses caused by the tsunami disaster


·       To provide the means of generating incomes in the short term and to enhance the purchasing power of the people in the long term.


Project activities:


§  Cash for clearing


§  Cash for brick making


Project Area:


Laamu Atoll: Fonadhoo, Dhanbidhoo, Maibadhoo, Isdhoo-Kalaidhoo and Kalhaidhoo (five islands)


Gaafualif: Villingili, Nilandhoo, Maamendhoo and Dhaandhoo (four islands)




§  In order to facilitate the project, we had a project team at Mal’e and project coordinators placed in each of the atoll


§  Island task force is the focal pooiit for the coordination and maintaining activities with the help of the project coordinator


§  Community consultations were carried before initiation of the project and the process continued through out the project which was new concept in the islands. All the decisions were made through community consultations




            Cash for clearing:  149 men & 664 women


            Cash for block making:  434 men & 94 women


Total no, men benefited from the project: 583


Total no. women benefited from the project: 758




§  Helped to revive the local economy by injecting  Rf. 1,565,442/20 in GaafuAlifu Atoll and Rf. 1,064,018/67 in Laamu Atoll


§  Helped to revive hopes and spirits of tsunami effected people .


§  Helped community to me mire involved in making decision




2.     Tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction  project : (2005-2007)


Tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction project aims to rehabilitate the communities to secure rights. The project was funded by Action Aid international.


Objective of the project:


1.     Meeting immediate basic needs


2.     Reducing negative psychosocial effects


3.     Support livelihood recovery and sustainability


4.     Strengthening communities to secure rights and reduce vulnerability.


Reducing negative psychosocial affects:


1.     Providing psychosocial support through community level workers (CLWs)


2.     Capacity building through psychosocial trainings


3.     Developing safe play areas and providing sports facilities for children and youth


4.     Addressing the conflict issues raising in host-IDP communities


Support livelihood recovery and sustainability


1.     Establishing community Nursery Learning Center (CNLC)


Strengthening communities to secure rights and reduce vulnerability.


1.     Pre - school building


2.     Preschool development – implementation of play based /child centered learning  (B. dharavandhoo, Goidhoo, Kendhoo, L. Fonadhoo, dhambidhoo, Ga. Dhaandhoo, Nilandhoo


In the project lot of preference were given to identify the need of the IDP’s and how the project can benefit to them:


·       Livelihood Support were given to IDP’s especially women to create an opportunity  livelihood development and earning


·       Regular meetings were held with IDP’s to identify the issues and address them.


·       Psychosocial Support program: Situation assessments are done and assistance were provided by direct intervention and through referral system.




3.     School Safety program- Funded by Mercy Malaysia


Post-Tsunami, Care Society worked in conjunction with SEEDS and Mercy Malaysia in conducting a school safety program in the Maldives. This programme was made possible with technical support from SEEDS and financial support from Mercy Malaysia and close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Maldives and other stake holders. The programme aims to build standard in existing schools as to make the schools, parents, teachers and the community prepared for natural disasters and emergencies. A team of professionals was trained as a cadre to conduct the programme and undertake it in Maldives.




4.     Name: Maldives Community-based Disaster Risk Management Project


Project Snapshot


Duration:     24 Months (May 2008 – April 2010)


Location:     Maldives – Dhidhdhoo and Baarah (HaaAlifu Atoll)


                                    Kulhudhuffushi and Nolhivaram (HaaDhaalu Atoll)


Budget:        RM 427,019.00 (USD 130,586.00)


Partner:       Care Society