Showing posts from November, 2011

Catchment area: Catching the Addu City

Two years back, I told you that there is a grave mistake in our education system which needs to be fixed. Now that story is gone. A new era, a new situation and a new case is now on the table. Now the big talk is the catchment area talk. This is a new policy implemented by the education ministry in Addu City under which, the students were entitled to enter the secondary schools of the geographical area they belong to. Under this system, Hithadhoo students will be divided between Hithadhoo School and Muhibbuddin School. In the other wards of city, the students should join the schools in that particular area. Sounds very fair. Yet problem arises when many students or more specifically their parents wants the kids to join Muhibbuddin School. So the catchment area has become a big issue. Here are some arguments on both sides. Some arguments for Catchment area policy: -The government of Maldives wants the education system to be in a way that from grade 1 to 10, the students shoul

Home! Hassan's Sweet Home

Its the dream of everyone to live in a beautiful home with best possible furniture and utensils. Yet not everyone have it, nor could all  afford it. Yet, that is not the end of the world! Let me share with you something that caught my eye. Its not a very new story. It has been there for a long while, yet I guess many just didn't bother to look at. Everyday, many many people, go cross Medheaari maga from Ghaazee maga to visit the convention center and its beauty. Why dont you take a right turn this time rather than going a head.  What do you see?? Well. you'd see a hut!! A small house. Or most easily I could say a "kolhonege" by some kids.  NO! NO! NO!. Thats a house. A real house!!! It is Hassan Didi's house according to him. I had a talk about the house and he was nice enough to show me the house and explain about it too. The hut we see everyday. He says this plot of land belongs to a brother (some relative I heard, though not an own

SAARC in Addu City- My report

Today we are happy that Addu city was able to hold the 17th SAARC summit. Everyone is celebrating its success and what the great work we did. So I'd rater speak of what we could not do. Seventeenth SAARC summit was held in Equatorial Convention Center. "A wonder brought up in 6 months from a marsh land" they say. The landscaping done by MNDF and police was just marvelous. Thank you MNDF and MPS. But, we say this is a nation. A nation with law and order. As far as my knowledge, such a huge change in a big ecology in Maldives requires Environmental Impact Assessment. (the well known EIA). I saw on TV president answering the reporter regarding the issue saying that a harm will not be done knowingly for sure. Yes Sir! Your right, they will not bring a harm knowingly, yet an unknown harm too is a harm. Where was the city council? Silent? Where was the environment ministry? At Male'? I don't know. All I know is it all happened "above the law" Inside