Raffles Maldives Meradhoo partners with Maldives National University to nurture local talent

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maldives National University to promote academic exchange and co-operation in human resources development and capacity building.

The MOU aims to strengthen, promote, and develop co-operation in education, training, development, and innovation. 

“This agreement brings forward the shared aim of both entities of producing quality graduates,
promoting shared excellence and the development of human capital in the hospitality and tourism sector of the Maldives,” Raffles Maldives Meradhoo said. 

The MoU was signed by Dr Mohamed Shareef, the Vice Chancellor of MNU, and Amila Handunwala, the General Manager of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. 

“The partnership between Maldives National University and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo signifies a step towards bridging the gap between academia and industry in the Maldives. At Raffles, we firmly believe in prioritizing people and cultivating a culture that fosters diversity, equality and inclusion. This partnership aligns perfectly with our core values and objectives, and we are committed to providing opportunities and establishing a supportive community that embraces these principles,” said Amila Handunwala, General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. 

“Through this collaborative effort, Raffles Maldives will provide valuable opportunities for MNU students to gain first-hand experience directly working with a wide network of Raffles talent and empowering future hoteliers to hone their skills. Not only will it allow the student to work with one of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands but will also allow them make valuable connections in the hospitality industry, with the aim of helping them launch successful careers in the field,” the resort said.