Winners of the „In Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids“ project announced
On May 5, 2017 the Vienna osiguranje (former: Merkur BH osiguranje) project „In Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids“, in which 200 schools from around BiH took part with their projects of development of healthy students' lifestyle, was crowned by the presentation of awards valued at BAM 18,000.
The Vienna osiguranje project implementation fund was won by four schools:
- Third place finisher Ivana fra Frane Jukića Primary School from Usora won BAM 3,000 for implementation of the „Healthy Food Achieved through Work“ (Bos. „Radom do zdrave hrane“) project;
- Second place finisher and the BAM 5,000 award went to Sveti Sava Primary School from Istočno Novo Sarajevo for the „The Planet Is My Country - I Am an Equal Citizen of the World“ (Bos. „Moja se zemlja zove planeta - Ja sam ravnopravni građanin svijeta“') project;
- The first award valued at BAM 10,000 was divided by schools that were given the same number of points by the jury: Puračić Primary School from Puračić with the „Clean Water, Healthy Kids“ (Bos. „Čista voda zdravo dijete“) project, and Cazin II Primary School from Cazin for the „Health Park“ (Bos. „Park zdravlja“) project.
The schools have been selected by a jury consisting of: Amela Ivković O' Reilly, a nutritionist, Tomislav Cvitanušić, a prominent promotor of BH sport, Sabina Mujanović, the director of Vienna osiguranje and prof. dr. Erol Kovačević, member of the team dedicated to studying the health of children in BH schools.
The announcement of winners event held in Sveti Sava Primary School in Istočno Novo Sarajevo was attended by the representatives and students of the 20 best ranking schools, Tomislav Cvitanušić, the jury member, and Vienna osiguranje executive director, Borislav Doder, whereby besides the main four awards, consolation prizes were presented.
Excellent atmosphere was enriched by music and dance performances by students, and speeches by representatives of winning schools were especially emotional. Rasima Selimović, the principal of Puračić Primary School said that the Vienna osiguranje prize money shall secure clean water for 460 kids facing unhygienic conditions for years. The representatives of Sveti Sava Primary School were equally satisfied. Their principal, Danijela Mrda, pointed out that numerous developmentally challenged children participated in the project. "Realization of the summer classroom and garden planting shall contribute to increase of quality of time kids spend in schools, besides, this project is oriented towards social inclusion".