First Lady Fazna Ahmed has helped launched Tiny Hearts of Maldives and Education Ministry’s pilot school corridor activity Hearty Breaks at a public school in suburban Hulhumale’.
The pilot project was launched in Ghaazee School this Sunday to mark World Heart Day.
Hearty Breaks is designed to augment social interactions during collaborative learning and offer a purposeful way for school children to use their corridors and enjoy the free time.
The project is funded using the first grant assistance to be awarded to Maldives by the World Heart Federation.
Education Ministry reports the project is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among school children.
“The curriculum itself accommodates for comprehensive physical education. While this isn’t presently being run the most effectively, we expect it to be more effective in the future,” said the Education Ministry in a statement.
Education Ministry reports it plans on expanding Hearty Breaks to other public schools based on feedback from Ghaazee School.
Co-organizer of Hearty Breaks, Tiny Hearts of Maldives was founded in 2009 and has since been one of the country’s frontrunners in the fight against cardiovascular and congenital heart diseases. 585 with cardiovascular and congenital heart diseases in Maldives have registered with Tiny Hearts of Maldives since its inception.