The objective of this projects is to motivate and promote the youth to live an active and healthy lifestyle by getting them involved with sports activities to help develop their social and emotional abilities while establishing the important human values.
IbiSa is in charge of this project with the cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism, Public Health and Sport.
This project started as a pilot project in San Nicolas and was a great success. This was reason enough to bring this project to Dakota which was also successful. It is the intention to bring this project to every single area in Aruba. This project is in connection with the national prevention health plan being coordinated with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
The Minister of Tourism, Public Health and Sport Dangui Oduber announced more awareness campaigns to promote exercise and lifestyle changes. This should help reduce the high healthcare costs of diabetic related illnesses in Aruba.
The Active Youth, Happy Youth project will be held twice a week for children from the ages 8 up to 13 and is completely free of charge. Registration in San Nicolas is for the ages 8-13 years and registration for YMCA Dakota is for children from ages 8 to 11 years. The program runs from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday at the Sport Centrum San Nicolas and Tuesday and Thursday at YMCA Dakota.
The next activities on the program is soccer for San Nicolas and Capoeira in Dakota. Other sports like baseball, judo, tennis and boxing are scheduled for the upcoming dates.
Below you will find the calendar of the activities of the Active Youth, Happy Youth project.
|Active Youth, Happy Youth Activities at YMCA Dakota|
|Capoeiria||January 21||January 23||January 28||January 30|
|Baseball||February 4||February 6||February 11||February 13|
|Soccer/Football||March 3||March 5||March 10||March 12|
|Active Youth, Happy Youth Activities at Sport Centrum San Nicolas|
|Soccer/Football||January 20||January 22||January 27||January 29|
|Boxing||February 3||February 5||February 10||February 12|
|Tennis||February 17||February 19||February 24||February 26|
|Judo||March 2||March 4||March 9||March 11|