The Migrant Workers Cricket Carnival organized by the local NGO Mission for Migrant Workers Maldives (MMWM) has begun this morning.
The event is being run in association with the Cricket Board of Maldives and the telecom giant Ooredoo Maldives.
Being held at the Ekuveni Cricket Grounds, the Cricket Carnival was inaugurated by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof at a ceremony attended by the President of the Cricket Board, Mohamed Faisal and members of the senior management of Ooredoo Maldives.
Initially opened for 16 teams, the one-way tournament received massive support hence extended the number of teams to 19. During the Cricket Carnival, other activities are taking place in the area as well.
The event is set to feature stalls around the stadium offering various services such as free health screenings, mobile consultation clinics, legal awareness and more; all curated for migrant workers.
President of MMWM, Minah Faiz told ONE Online today that the cricket tournament is well underway while free health screenings are being provided to migrant works as well while the evening portion of the carnival would have stalls providing legal advice ot migrants.
The President of MMWM highlighted that it is important to promote the holistic well-being of migrant workers by giving an opportunity to take part in recreational activity and improve community spirit.
And so, such an event aims to celebrate works and their contributions to the community and provide an opportunity for them to come together for leisure and enjoyment.