Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and youth, especially those in Addu City and the outer islands of Maldives? If so, you've come to the right place. AWA, initiated by one of our founding members, Juwariya Wajdy, started as an informal Facebook group but has since transformed into a dynamic force for positive change. Officially registered on September 7, 2015, AWA is dedicated to empowering women and youth, fostering their growth, and creating a better future for our community.

At the heart of our organization are Dr. Mariyam Shakeela and Juwariya Wajdy, the visionary founders who continue to play a vital role in shaping our mission. Their commitment, combined with the dedication of our Executive Members, ensures the smooth functioning of AWA as we strive to achieve our objectives.

Our Vision:

We envision a world where women and youth, particularly those from Addu, are strong, economically independent, confident, and empowered.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to seek out opportunities for the training and development of women and youth, providing them with the tools they need to reach their full potential. We create a sustainable, empowering platform for them to gain confidence and competence, contributing significantly to our society and the nation's development.

Why Join AWA?

By becoming a part of AWA, you will be joining a passionate community dedicated to uplifting women and youth. Our organization's objectives are both ambitious and achievable, and they include:


  • Conducting targeted awareness programs
  • Offering confidence-building and self-development programs
  • Teaching English to enable basic literacy and communication skills
  • Providing computer literacy training
  • Developing income-generating skills
  • Training home-based workers in basic business skills
  • Fostering awareness in various fields
  • Skill-building programs for those eager to learn new skills
  • Marketing skills training and market assistance
  • Organizing workshops and exhibitions
  • Facilitating participation in overseas exhibitions and seminars
  • Offering programs to develop business and creativity skills
  • Annual fairs to showcase and sell products
  • Celebrating women's success through annual awards
  • Conducting awareness and training programs for youth

If you have the passion to contribute to the progress of Addu Women, we invite you to join us! AWA is a platform where your dedication and skills can make a real impact on the lives of women and youth in Addu City and beyond. Together, we can create a brighter and more empowered future for our community.

Join Addu Women's Association today and be a part of something meaningful. Together, we will achieve great things!