Societies are searching for innovative and efficient ways to make socially important services in health, education, social services, environment, and community development, available to its members. The Social Sector is not commercially oriented. In other words services in this sector are not established with the primary intention of making a profit. Instead, this sector provides essential services to the community. Some of the issues that the Social Sector addresses are poverty, employment, women and children, education, family welfare, social problems, health and empowerment of disadvantaged groups.The specific areas that the Social Sector addresses in the Maldives are: Education, Vocational Training and Higher Education, Health care, Housing, Social Security, Youth Development, Gender, Child Protection and Family Services, Narcotics control, Sports, leisure and recreation & Arts, culture and religious affairs.