BML donates MVR 30,000 to Maldives Deaf Association

During the events of BML held to mark the occasion | Photo: BML

Male’, Maldives – Bank of Maldives (BML) has donated MVR 30,000 to the Maldives Deaf Association, an organization working to empower and promote the rights of the deaf community in Maldives, along with hosting special activities on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 

According to BML, the donation will be used for activities arranged by the association.

During the activities held on the occasion, members of the association visited BML’s main branch and had a tour of the branch observing the daily operations and spent some time with the staff of the company. 

Additionally, to ensure inclusive and accessible services are provided for customers with disabilities, BML has announced that it will be organizing sign language training sessions for staff in partnership with Maldives Deaf Association. 

To mark this day, additional motorised wheelchairs were also donated to people with mobility impairment across the Maldives. The program has now seen the successful delivery of over 125 motorised wheelchairs. 

During January, BML also donated educational tools to support 300 students studying in SEN classes in 10 schools across the country.