Nestlé Lanka and the Ministry of Education of Maldives sign MoU to empower young talent development in Maldives 

To Press Releases listJun 7, 2014

Nestlé Lanka and the Ministry of Education of Maldives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to empower young talent development in the Maldives via Nestlé’s popular energy brand Milo.

The MoU entails Nestlé working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to host and conduct the ‘Milo School Awards Night’, an event held annually to recognise and award students who have performed exceptionally in their academics and sports in the Maldives.

With a dominant presence in the Republic of Maldives since the 1970’s, Milo has maintained a strong and deep-rooted brand presence over the years, making its mark in the island as the most preferred chocolate malt drink amongst children and youth. Milo’s credentials as a drink that stimulates energy and vitality was further cemented via its extensive involvement in national sports activities over the years, creating a direct and strong link between sports and Milo across the Maldives.

Hon. Dr. Aishath Shiham, Minister of Education for the Republic of Maldives commenting on the collaboration said, “Milo’s presence in the Maldives has had significant impact on the local community over the years, winning the hearts of the people via an intimate and consistent engagement. We hope that this partnership with Nestlé will help us highlight young Maldivian talent whilst creating a platform for these skilled individuals to gain well deserved recognition both nationally and beyond.”

Ganesan Ampalavanar, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka PLC commenting on the partnership said, “Nestlé Lanka has its business in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the latter with which we have been trading for over forty years. Reflecting our commitment to creating shared value in the communities we engage in, Milo has been a strong and energetic partner in nurturing sports in the Maldives by partnering some of the country’s most prominent sporting events. Our involvement and support not only ensures the promotion of attributes like leadership, discipline and team spirit amongst youth, but also plays a pivotal role in providing a platform for both identifying and developing talent to represent the island on a global scale. We are pleased and honoured to strengthen our ongoing relationship with the Maldives by partnering with the Ministry of Education to host and conduct the ‘Milo School Awards Night’ in the Maldives annually from 2014 - 2018.”

As a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, Nestlé has been committed to nurturing sports in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives over the years. The company has been an energetic partner in the sports arena, supporting many events through its world leading chocolate malt brand, Milo. Tasty and trusted, Milo brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. It offers essential vitamins and minerals to meet the nutrition and energy demands of young bodies and minds. Taking the development of children seriously, the Milo brand has long been known as an energy beverage strongly associated with sports and good health. In helping to nurture strong kids and adults, Milo brand supports nutrition and sports programmes in many countries.