Meet The Team – Veligandu Island

Veligandu Celebrates the International Woman’s Day

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

Globally, we have come a long way in creating more of a gender-equal world. Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done – in some geographies, professions, and opportunities based on the woman’s age, faith more than others. 2021 is still not a time for complacency and at Veligandu, the secluded haven in the Maldives, we choose to continue to challenge and forge a positive change.

At any given time, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has many women walking on its sand and under the swaying palm trees. Impressive ladies consisting of Veligandu team members and guests; women who are archiving and supporting today’s world while continuously playing multiple roles of nurtures and professionals.

So, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has decided to observe this year’s International Woman’s Day by showcasing the impressive progress of diverse women at all levels of the career ladder and life moments by celebrating and including women on the island, team members and guests alike.

At Veligandu Maldives, forging positive changes are not limited to a day but is on the island business agenda throughout the year. Guests at Veligandu will see the female team members across the island, from chefs, guest services, heads of departments, resort doctor, dive team to photography team and even ladies drumming the welcome beats during guest arrivals. Some not shown in the video due to operational demands yet silently working with the rest of the Veligandu team to make the Veligandu resort into the heaven it’s renowned for.

A gender-equal world matter to all of us, and for all of the ways in which this can positively impact women. It can also positively impact men and reduce the negativities of the pandemic, creating successful economies and communities in the Maldives and across the world.

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Meet Kiddy, Senior Receptionist

Hussain Rasheed fondly referred to as Kiddy, is a Senior Receptionist. We spent a day with Kiddy, getting to know more about him.


What do you like most about your job?

As a Senior Receptionist, I enjoy serving guests and assisting them with all their concerns so that their holiday meets and surpasses their expectations.


What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I enjoy playing football, which keeps me active. I also love photography and social media. One of my favourite things to do is sharing my photos on Instagram.

What do you like most about the resort?

My favourite things about Veligandu are the team and the friendly working environment. There is a wonderful spirit of teamwork here.


What does it take to be a good receptionist?

I believe that to be a good receptionist, you have to interact with guests well. You also have to have an excellent working knowledge of the resort so you can represent the resort well and assist guests.


Meet The Veligandu Team: Hassan, Restaurant Supervisor

Hassan Moosa Fulhu is a Restaurant Supervisor who has been with Veligandu for five years. We met the jovial Hassan at his workstation, Dhonveli Restaurant, and had a quick chat about his job and interests.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that every day is different. Every day is an opportunity to learn something, meet new faces and have new experiences.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I love to watch and play football!

What do you like most about the resort? 

I think that Veligandu is the best resort for career development.

Which is your favourite restaurant/bar in Veligandu?

My favourite restaurant is Dhonveli Restaurant, of course! This is where I spend most of the time working and having good laughs with our guests and my teammates.

What does it take to be a good waiter? 

To be a good waiter, your eyes should be able to see 360 degrees, so you can always tell if a guest needs something. You should also have a pinch of knowledge and a splash of positive attitude.


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