JORDAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CELEBRATES WORLD HEALTH DAY
Apr 06, 2016
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has shown its support to World Health Day 2016 which was marked in Jordan by a number of activities organised in conjunction with the World Health Organisation.
With a vision for sport and health living to play a part in the lives of all Jordanians, the JOC enlisted the support of some of the Kingdom’s biggest stars to join its children’s ambassador Nash for a morning of fun filled activity in Al Hussein Youth City.
Hundreds of kids had the opportunity to learn about a number of sports from the stars themselves, who taught them the importance of staying healthy throughout their lives.
Nash, the JOC’s Children’s Ambassador, was on hand to keep the kids energised in his own unique way.
WHO Jordan called on a number of leading organisations concerned with the future well being of the Kingdom’s young to support the day which was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna.
Among the big names to attend were Jiu Jitsu world champions Malek Hariri and Lama Qabbaj, basketball legend Ayman Idais, Paralympic table tennis star Khitam Abu Awad, taekwondo starlet Taleen Al Humaidi and three-time Olympic taekwondo fighter Nadin Dawani.
World Heath Day is held annually to celebrate the WHO’s birthday and the theme for 2016 is diabetes, which is a growing problem among Jordan’s population. Children attending the day were educated about the disease.