BML helps to develop safe drinking water system in GA. Atoll School

A student of GA. Atoll School located in Kolamaafushi filling her reusable water bottle from a dispenser filled | Photo: BML

GA. Atoll, Maldives – Bank of Maldives (BML) has established an RO machine at GA. Atoll School in Kolamaafushi to provide safe drinking water for students and staff through their community fund.

According to BML, 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 for have easy access to water.

The winning proposal was submitted by Kolamaa Organization and commenting on the project Shaama Thakhaan had stated that this project will benefit 114 students, staff and those visiting the school with easy access to safe drinking water.

Currently 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 to environmentally friendly measures. To ensure the project is a successful and sustainable project, the organization will also do routine checks and maintenance on the RO machine, filters and water dispensers.

Bank of Maldives (BML) had previously announced that the bank had carried out various community initiative projects in over 100 islands of the Maldives in 2020 under their community fund initiative. 

BML had stated that the bank continued to implement its CSR projects and initiatives to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities across the country despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. 

According to BML, the bank had invested MVR 1 million to support 20 projects across Maldives which include development of library facilities in various islands, establishment of parks, gyms, nature parks as well as financial support to establish solar powered street lights in islands.