Rathafandhoo

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Rathafandhoo
Inhabited island
Coordinates: 00°15′13″N 73°06′18″E / 0.25361°N 73.10500°E / 0.25361; 73.10500
Kintra Maldives
Admeenistrative atoll Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
Population (Island Office Data 2010)
 • Total 1,325

Rathafandhoo (Dhivehi: ރަތަފަންދޫ) is ane o the inhabitit islands o Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. The island is locatit at the sooth wast o Sooth Huvadhu Atoll.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main facility which affers the primary an seicontary education in the island is the schuil namely Rathafandhoo Schuil in the island. There are pre-schuils which provide the pre-schuil education the childer o the island. The data providit bi island office shows that total o 154 students study in the Rathafandhoo Schuil. Total o 21 teachers wirk in the schuil tae provide education.

Health care[eedit | eedit soorce]

Health Centre provide the basic health needs tae the islanders such as minor injuries, cuts an common cauld an flu. If the serious health issue is thare, islanders hae tae go tae the nearest Regional hospital locatit in the atoll caipital Thinadhoo, which will tak aboot 45 minutes in a speed boat.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maist common source o inconomical wirks o the residents are sea cucumber fishin, mat weavin, agricultur, reef fishin an carpentry etc.

Polis[eedit | eedit soorce]

In late 2008, the residents wur providit the security service frae the Maldives Polis Service bi openin a polis station in the island. The three polis personal based station gave satisfaction tae the residents as the there are drogs cases, gang fechts, robbery an theft in the island.

NGOs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist active NGO in the island is READY (Rathafandhoo Eminent Association for Dynamic youth). READY conducts various activities tae islanders for their benefit an the development. Such activities include the Trainin Programs an Capacity Biggin programs on Various fields including Information Technology, Quran recitation Competitions, READY Fitbaa an Futsal Competition an ither various awareness campaigns Targetit on Topic such as Health an Education.

Migration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae poor quality an limitations o some o basic services such as Healthcare, Education an Lack o Economical an job opportunities mair than hauf o the registered residents o the island live in the caipital Malé.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the history o the Maldives, the islanders are famous for its handicrafts an makkin nets (kunaa) frae local plant cried Hau. Some islanders still dae met weavin wirk which is famous suvanier for the tourists who visits Maldives.

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