On Monday, the Ministry of Higher Education granted scholarships to two students impacted by the massive fire that took place on September 20 in the capital city of Male.
The ministry announced that one of the students is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours at Monash University in Malaysia, while the other is graduating from Westminster International College with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ibrahim Hassan formally handed over the scholarships to the guardians of the students at a ministry function.
The scholarships will finance university fees, living expenses, and fares to travel to the Maldives.
The fire accident that originated from a Henveiru ward chemical storage facility ravaged 14 homes, six warehouses and claimed a life. According to NDMA, the blaze suffered overall financial damages cross MVR 35 million.
Due to the incident, more than 400 residents are stranded, out of which 145 are still living in provisional accommodation.
NDMA reported that, in addition to MVR 1.5 million for food supply, the government issued MVR 1.1 million to fund the cost of three-month rent for those displaced in the fire.