Learning through fun; healthy lifestyle promoted through games2012.07.17
Educating healthy lifestyle to children can be both interesting and quaint as the volunteers of Peace Corps in Armenia take the lead.
In Gegharkunik Community of Gavar Region, Armenia, school children were excited to see how the volunteers invited them to speak up and play with them, simultaneously letting them know all the behavior rules to keep themselves healthy and strong, and our planet clean.
"I loved it when they explained everything through games, I hate boring classes, but this was all fun”, - says nine-year-old Souren from the village.
Two groups of six Peace Corps Volunteers are walking through Armenia, one group from the northern border of Armenia and the other from the southern border of the country to stop in the communities on their way and teach healthy lifestyle to all kids. This 21-day-long hike aims to give the very basics of healthy lifestyle to the kids.
"Many children in the rural areas of Armenia not live the best way they can. And they need elementary knowledge about health and environmental issues to better their lifestyle, as well as pass their knowledge to their family members,”- says James Kim, Peace Corps Volunteer.
World Vision through its Gavar Area Development supported the initiative in two communities of Gavar Area to ensure the children within the project also gain from this attractive initiative.
So far, some 300 children already participated; some 450 are on the way.
"This is motivating for children to learn through games. They first learn the theoretical part and then get involved. This makes them become responsive and get to think,” says Karine Gharibyan, World Vision Armenia Gavar Area Development Program staff member.