The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority expanded its partnership with Manchester City Football Schools in the UAE to launch a program aimed at achieving healthy lifestyles for children, with the participation of more than 3,000 primary school students, aged 4-8 years, in 40 schools in Abu Dhabi; This is a 260% increase compared to the trial version of the program.
This year’s program includes a competition to give two children and their parents a chance to score to win the trip of a lifetime to the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and celebrate in the stands during one of Manchester City’s main matches of the season.
The ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ program is an integral part of the Wed Global Initiative for Early Childhood Development of the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority. The “Healthy Lifestyles” program highlights the importance of play for children, and the pivotal role it plays in promoting the cognitive, physical and behavioral development of young children. Therefore, the program was built based on the philosophy and vision of the Manchester City Academy training program in line with the values and culture of the local community.
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