The British High Commission partners with ARC to empower girls


The British High Commission has partnered with Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) to support its GRACE Campaign that focuses on the empowerment of girls in the Maldives. The main goal of the GRACE Campaign is to support girls to succeed and advance educationally and economically.

The agreement was signed between ARC and the British High Commission today, at the Somerset Hotel in Male’. It covers a period of 9 months, from July 2016 to March 2017. Through this partnership, ARC aims to conduct the GRACE Campaign’s awareness sessions in Noonu, Raa, Kaafu and Meemu Atoll.

ARC notes with gratitude that this is the second consecutive year in which the British High Commission has funded the GRACE Campaign. Through the previous partnership, ARC conducted interactive awareness sessions for students of grades 9 to 12 and information sessions for parents, reaching over 700 students and 276 parents from  selected schools in Male’ and Haa Alif, Dhaalu, Gnaviyani and Seenu Atoll. In addition, a campaign-specific website, as well as a series of audio and video clips were also produced. The awareness clips promote the value of higher education for girls and provides practical tips for succeeding in applications for higher studies and in the workplace.

ARC takes this opportunity to thank the British High Commission for its continued support to the GRACE Campaign and generous contribution towards advancing the rights of girls and women in the Maldives.