Well Being education programme in Turkey

31 Oct 2013

Tesco Kipa in Turkey have joined forces with the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) and launched a 3-year programme to provide over 100,000 children with personal development, healthy nutrition, physical activity and sports training.

Tesco Kipa in Turkey have joined forces with the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) and launched a 3-year programme to provide over 100,000 children with personal development, healthy nutrition, physical activity and sports training.

The programme will help tackle childhood obesity by promoting a healthy diet and encouraging children to get active.

The programme will be run by 3,000 TEGV volunteers in Education Parks and Mobile Learning Units as well as schools across the country.

The 3-year project is starting with a pilot and will be rolled out to 35 cities across Turkey in spring 2014.

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Jeff Adams, Kipa CEO, said: “Earlier this year, we defined three priorities for our social projects: creating opportunities for young people, promoting healthy lifestyles and combating obesity and preventing food waste.  Through our cooperation with TEGV on “Well Being Education” we will be able to touch the lives of children and young people. Together, we will help them make better choices on the food they consume and develop life-long habits physical activity and exercise.”

Berna Çağatay, GM of TEGV, commented on the project: “TEGV has been working to provide our children with a happy childhood and to prepare them for the future. Our educational efforts aimed to provide all children with versatile programs and means of modern education and to help them become self-aware and gain life skills are contributing to the basic education provided by the state. Our educational programs prepared by specialists and tailored for children offer the opportunity to learn by playing, trying, doing, questioning and having fun. The “Well Being Education” program we have launched with the invaluable contributions of Kipa will help us raise healthier and conscious generations.”