On June 23, Hotel Jen Male, Maldives partnered with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Maldives for its Promoting Disability Inclusive Forum. In conjunction with the Housing Development Corporation Project for smart cities, which oversees technological solutions to make cities inclusive and accessible to all their populations, the disability inclusive forum aimed to review and improve the city’s infrastructure and development for people with disabilities.
Held at the hotel, the forum was chaired by Her Excellency Ms. Zenysha Shaeed Zaki, the Minister of Gender and Family and senior officials of the ministry, digital service provider Ooredoo Maldives, housing development corporations, and participants from different non-governmental organizations in the Maldives including Maldives Association of Physical Disabilities (MAPD), Blind and Visually Impaired Society of Maldives, Maldives Deaf Association, Care Society, Maldives Autism Association, Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association and Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC).
During the forum, Hotel Jen Male, Maldives presented its contributions to the cause through the group-wide EMBRACE program, which supports Our Community and Our People, including those with disabilities. Nina Mohamed, marketing and communications manager at the hotel, discussed job opportunities available at the hotel for people with disabilities.
“Hotel Jen has actively participated in giving back to the community through its EMBRACE project for years,” said Mohamed. “It is the global commitment of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to employ people with disabilities at each property. Hotel Jen Male, Maldives aims to continue providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities.”
Thank you to our colleagues at Hotel Jen Male, Maldives for hosting the forum and for setting a good example for businesses in the Maldivian community.