- child of the reef
- an ocean exploration program by the Ministry of Education, Maldives
- an unofficial local name coined by a group of Maldivian scuba divers for Nudibranchs, tiny shell-less marine mollusks found in all the world’s oceans
Origin: Dhivehi Language, Maldives
Farukoe is an ocean exploration program by the Ministry of Education of the Maldives that invites every single school student of the Maldives to explore the reefs around them by the end of 2018.
The urgency for our kids to see the reefs by the end of 2018 stems from the fact that our oceans and reefs are changing every day. Maldivian islands are built of the reef, by the reef. As the protection of the environment is critical to our existence, we cannot tackle it in a fragmented manner. It must be a national movement in which everyone is accounted for. Each student, each parent, each school and
each island must be inspired to become supporters, as rising up together is the root of change.
We strongly feel that giving our kids the chance to explore and experience the water around them precedes them becoming a voice for our oceans. To this effect, our main goal is exposing every school child to the reef around or nearby their island. Only then will they develop a strong love and bond with the ocean and once this happens, we believe that a passion for protecting the ocean will follow organically. Our goal is to inspire every child to become a Voice for the Ocean.
how to become
A VOICE FOR THE OCEAN SCHOOL
Ban single use plastic bags and bottles
Snorkel a nearby and accessible reef
Set up a community plastic interception point
23,350 Maldivian students have already gone snorkeling this year.
Most of them experienced the reef for the first time in their lives.
Check out these exciting updates from our Farukoe across the Maldives!
SCHOOLS HAVE BANNED SINGLE USE PLASTICS
Schools Have Set Up Plastic Interception Points
% Maldivian School Population is Complete
Students Have Gone Snorkeling
JOIN US ON OUR MISSION OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY.