The Adventure Begins!

The “Baa Atoll Mosquito and Dengue Fever Control Project” is starting after 10 months of planning!  What started as a dream has

Sydney, Lira and I on Eydhafushi

Sydney, Lira and I on Eydhafushi

become reality!  Thanks in large part to the support of the visionary team at Four Seasons-Maldives.  The logistics have been complex, and many people have worked hard to make this vision a reality.  Above all we hope to help the local people successfully control mosquitoes and Dengue Fever  now and into the future, creating sustainable projects that the local people can continue.  Yesterday Lira (Maldivian Volunteer Coordinator), Sydney (American Volunteer Coordinator) and I spent the day at Eydhafushi talking with the Community Health Officers at the Hospital, the Vice Principal of the School, the Baa Atoll Council, and the Eydhafushi Island Council planning for the up-coming project.  Today we devoted to creating maps of the Baa Atoll local islands with block numbers and house letters and  creating data bases of the homes, businesses and government agencies on each island.  Tomorrow the volunteers arrive!  Then training at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru before we start the first project on August 11th with the capital island of the Baa Atoll, Eydhafushi!  We will be ready to hit the ground running and make the most of the time we have to devote to each island!  LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

 

 

New Biosphere Reserve Poster on Eydhafushi

New Biosphere Reserve Poster on Eydhafushi

 

About Trudy Rilling-Collins

Trudy Rilling-Collins, better known as “The Mosquito Lady”, is the founder of Mosquito Lady Consulting, dedicated to replacing chemical pesticides with environmentally responsible solutions.