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Developing a Training Kitchen (Kakkaa Vathi) for the Imaduddin School Jewel Centre

March 2022 – Ongoing

Children with special needs remain one of the most marginalized groups the world over. At Atmosphere Foundation, we recognize the need for a shift towards inclusive educational systems to ensure that no child is left behind.

A State-run institution, Imaduddin School has been offering special needs educational programs at its Jewel Center since 2004. The centre has been facing challenges due to a lack of facilities to conduct vocational programs. In response to this need, we have built a high-quality, fully equipped training kitchen (Kakkaa Vathi) at the Jewel Centre at Imaduddin School in Malé.

A 6-month culinary program has been launched in December 2022 at the Jewel Centre. Registered and recognized by the Maldives Qualification Authority as a Level III certificate program, the curriculum includes both theoretical and practical sessions to provide students with a well-rounded education in commercial cookery and kitchen management. This program empowers students to become confident, independent members of society, with improved opportunities in the job market.

  • January 2022

    Imaduddin School approaches Atmosphere Foundation with a proposal to construct a training kitchen for the inclusive education program.

  • March 2022

    Atmosphere Foundation enters into a partnership with the Imaduddin School Jewel Center to build a fully equipped kitchen. In return, the school commits to creating a national-level vocational centre in collaboration with the Maldives Ministry of Education’s Department of Inclusive Education for students with complex learning profiles.

  • August 2022

    Vocational Center is officially launched on 11th August 2022.

  • December 2022

    The Culinary Program started with 15 students in the first batch on the 11th December 2022.