Dhiraagu provides free internet to children’s center in Hulhumalé

Children study in a classroom at Fiyaavathi, the state-run Children’s center at Hulhumalé | Photo: Dhiraagu

Hulhumalé, Maldives — The telecommunications company, Dhiraagu has decided to provide free internet connection to the state-run children’s center, ‘Fiyaavathi’ in Hulhumalé area.

In addition to the free internet connections, Dhiraagu has also established online education classes in four of the classrooms in Fiyaavathi to allow the children in the center to educate during Covid-19 as well.

A statement released by Dhiraagu on Tuesday notes that initially the telecom giant was providing free internet connection to the computer laboratory in Fiyavathi, under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

At present, there are a total of 99 children participating in online classes from the center in reclaimed suburb Hulhumalé. These students belong to the grades from 7 to Foundation level.

While highlighting that the students will require access to digital school programmes due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Dhiraagu stated that the expanded connectivity in Fiyaavathi will allow students to take part in any online activities that may will held by the orphanage.

The CEO of Fiyaavathi, Zeena Qasim conveyed immense gratitude to Dhiraagu for their generous assistance, on behalf of both the management and the children of the center.