February 08

World Cancer Day 2023

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef Hosts Special Event To Promote Healthy Living In Support Of World Cancer Day 2023.

In partnership with the local council of dh.bandidhoo and local guest speakers on 04th & 5th of february, 2023 

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Sun Siyam Resorts is taking an active role in raising awareness to promote healthy living and help fight cancer through various initiatives under Sun Siyam Cares, the company’s corporate sustainability and social responsibility programme.

In recognition of World Cancer Day on 04th of February, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef has partnered with the local council of Dh.Bandidhoo in Dhaalu Atoll and hosted a series of events on February 4th & 5th , 2023, to actively support cancer awareness activities and healthy living in the Maldives.

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The event began with a fun run that was followed by a healthy breakfast with fresh produce from the nearby farm island, and a variety of friendly sport matches between guests and local communities during the day. Day two was filled with several awareness sessions by the local Cancer Society and a ladies futsal game amongst other fun community activities.

The educational awareness sessions featured three prominent speakers;

Mohamed Hassan

Dr. Hassan Maniu Mohamed, a graduate of Privolzhsky Research Medical University in Russia, who completed his medical internship at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh and aspires to become a surgeon and advocate of preventive medicine. With a passion for his work, he is always willing to go above and beyond for his patients. Currently, his focus is on raising awareness about pressing public health issues in the Maldives.


Fathimath Suha

Ms. Fathmath Suha, who holds a medical degree from Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines and a medical internship at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh, also participated in several medical missions for indigenous populations. She has also conducted research in public health and diagnostic immunology.

Mohamed Kaleem

Mr. Mohamed Kaleem, who previously held the position of the captain of the Maldives National football team, was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013 himself, but has since survived cancer with courage. He is now an advocate for cancer awareness and is dedicating his time to promoting a healthier lifestyle for future generations.

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef embodies the ultimate, naturally playful, tropical boutique hideaway with its breath-taking surroundings and its 103 charming island villas. Nestled in Dhaalu Atoll, a mere 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, the resort exemplifies a rustic feel with a Maldivian touch - think white interiors contrasting with tropical colour accents.