With an aim to assist vulnerable children during the fasting month of Ramadan 1442, Bank of Maldives (BML) has made a donation to Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) Maldives.
The country’s national bank made the donation of MVR 100,000 to assist children under the ARC AID Programme which provides basic food assistance to the vulnerable children, as well as their families.
According to the national bank, the donation will help fund food supply and essentials to over 150 children of 70 vulnerable families spanning the capital, Malé City.
Similar to this year’s donation, BML donated MVR 200,000 to ARC AID Programme during 2020 as well where assistance was provided for vulnerable children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The funds were used to support over 587 children in 300 vulnerable families across 14 islands last year. BML is currently conducting a number of schemes under its ‘Community Fund’ initiatives as well.
ARC AID Programme covers food supply for vulnerable families, ranging from rice, flour, lentils, milk powder, tuna cans, eggs as well as assorted cans of vegetables.