Presentation on theme: "Research shows… Obesity – simply…too much body fat Contributors – poor diet, sedentary life Studies Impact on childrens quality of life What are we doing."— Presentation transcript:
Research shows… Obesity – simply…too much body fat Contributors – poor diet, sedentary life Studies Impact on childrens quality of life What are we doing in Qatar to solve this problem?
Girls on the Go! Qatar
Purpose To make a difference in the lives of young girls living in Qatar by educating, inspiring and motivating them for a life of healthy living.
Goals Provide information Increase understanding of nutrition Encourage exercise Develop confidence
Vision To see as many schools as possible running the Girls on the Go, Qatar program. Pass the program off to the teachers so that it will continue and become an integral part of the school.
Core Values Girls on the Go, Qatar honors its core values: We are honest We maintain balance in our lives We seek the positive in lifes challenges We live our lives with gratitude We positively assert ourselves We make our best effort always We strive to improve our self-awareness
The Program Girls on the Go. Qatar is a positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum with exercise to inspire self- respect and healthy lifestyles in preteen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors
Program Design The program curricula teaches life skills through group discussions, games and fitness workouts. The curriculum is divided into three sections and is taught by trained Girls on the Go, Qatar volunteer coaches. At each seasons conclusion, the girls complete presentation event as a group
Healthy Nutrition The food pyramid Serving sizes Dining out Healthy breakfast Limiting sugars and fats Drinking water Vitamin D and calcium Energy Equation
Exercise and Fitness What is exercise? Benefits of exercises Planning a daily exercise routine Heart Health Muscle Training Different ways to exercise
Building Character Finding the balance Body image Peers and choices Goal setting Time management
Seasonal Programming Girls on the Go, Qatar sessions are offered in the fall, spring and a short session in the summer months.
The Pilot When: June 15-July 10 How long: 4 weeks Where: QF Rec Center Who: Daughters of Vodafone Presentation of learning outcomes: -Short presentation put on by the girls to show results of the program.
Girls acquire… Knowledge gained in 8-one hour sessions to last a lifetime. A jump rope, a pedometer, a Frisbee, a water bottle, a Girls on the Go! T-shirt, and Healthy Lifestyles Journal Confidence and Friendships!