To the delight of children

Free Schools of Skiing and Swimming for Children from SOS Children's Villages BiH

Date of publication: 18.01.2017

For the purpose of promoting healthy lifestyle and sports activities through the „For Children on the Move“ project in January 2017 Vienna osiguranje (former: Merkur BH osiguranje) organized free schools of skiing and swimming for children from SOS Children's Villages BiH.

With renowned skiing coaches, more than 40 children from Sarajevo and Gračanica spent the first week of January on the mountain, where they had a chance to learn to ski, to spend time in fresh air and have fun.

“As a friend of SOS Children's Villages BiH, Vienna osiguranje through this project provides support to children to live a healthier life and be more active in sports. Just like our care for the children is long-term, I believe this project's results shall have long-term effect. The time the children have spent on the mountain, together, has brought them joy, excitement and laughter. We are thankful to Vienna osiguranje, and I would like to point out that this has been a beautiful winter magic we shall always remember“, Damir Mahmić, director of SOS Children's Village Sarajevo said.

In addition, Vienna osiguranje implemented in January a school of swimming for 25 children from the SOS Children's Village Gračanica, and 40 children from the SOS Children's Village Sarajevo. The school of swimming was organized in swimming pools in Sarajevo and Tuzla with the help of coaches who introduced children to basic swimming techniques, correct breathing in the water, body postures and prepared them for independent swimming.

Through implementation of different types of socially-responsible business operations, Vienna osiguranje strives to better and healthier lives of all citizens, and during 2017 special care was dedicated to projects aimed at improving the conditions of life of children in BiH.