Last night, a dinner was hosted by Taste Magazine at Tulip Cafe’ and Restaurant for the members of Blind and Visually Impaired Society of Maldives. This was in celebration of the Riveli Award 2019, which was awarded to the NGO by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a special ceremony held last Monday.
Ever since The Blind and Visually Impaired Society (BVISM) was registered in the Maldives in the year 2010, the NGO has continued to work alongside other organizations and government bodies to advocate for the rights and well-being of the blind society.
Among some activities that are being organized by The NGO are vocational programs and awareness sessions for parents, children and members of the general public. In addition to this, a lot of effort is being made to conduct outreach programs, as well as to increase accessibility for the blind and visually impaired community in the Maldives.
Speaking at the ceremony last night Ambassador for BVISM and Editor in Chief of Taste Magazine Mariyam Waheeda outlined the accomplishments of the NGO as well as that of the individual members, and applauded them for their persistent effort and determination. Further, she stated that Taste Magazine will continue to strengthen the relationship with such NGOs, and support them in creating a more inclusive community.