Particular Olympics are delighted to announce a brand new well being venture which is co-funded by the EU. The venture goals to develop and implement accessible and inclusive well being promotion, health and well-being applications in particular colleges and establishments tailored to the wants of scholars with mental disabilities (ID). The Particular Olympics “Inclusive Wholesome Life-style Teams in Colleges” (iHLGiS) is a three-year venture funded beneath the EU4Health program for the “HealthyLifestyle4All” initiative. The actions shall be led by peer-to-peer teams with and with out ID supported by mentors and well being specialists with focus to wholesome diet and hydration, common well being enhancing bodily exercise, psychological well being and well being literacy in colleges adopting the idea of “well being selling colleges”.
The venture consortium consists of 4 Particular Olympics (SO) program companions together with SO Estonia, SO Poland, SO Berlin and SO Hellas (Greece) and a analysis accomplice, the Nationwide & Kapodistrian College of Athens, Greece. The venture goals to achieve over 100 colleges, over 4000 college students with and with out ID and fascinating with group stakeholders and cross sectoral engagement.
“Reaching out to the youth in colleges with a well being program via sports activities shall be an important alternative to proceed and prolong our work with colleges carrying the legacy of the Particular Olympic World Video games 2023 in Berlin. The Undertaking is concentrating on important objectives for Particular Olympics Berlin to carry up a brand new era of younger folks with and with out ID that can embody sports activities and a wholesome life-style to their day by day routine from an early age. Combining that with the concept of Unified Sports activities® will go even additional for the members and is the subsequent step for an inclusive group.”
Philipp Bertram, CEO of SO Berlin.
“This venture will carry our Particular Olympics Well being portfolio into colleges selling wholesome life-style to deal with frequent well being challenges folks with ID face already in younger age. Colleges are the right surroundings to mix training, wholesome life-style decisions and well being enhancing bodily workout routines via peer-to-peer method and thru the engagement of lecturers, dad and mom and different group stakeholders” says Bjoern Koehler, Director SO Well being applications within the Particular Olympics Europe Eurasia area.