Aid project Finland - Sporting activities at schools

The number of overweight children and teenagers is increasing worldwide. This is also a huge problem in Finland: around 25 % of the young generation are obese. An unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise lead to more and more people developing diabetes at an early age or suffering from secondary diseases like hypertension, arthrosis or respiratory problems. 

WAU is Finland’s leading organisation for the creation of sports offers at schools and other institutions. By offering free gym classes, affordable holiday camps as well as other measures, WAU is committed to promoting physical exercise. In this way, 500,000 hours of sports activities could be organised last year supporting the health and social integration of children and teenagers. With a donation of EUR 10,000, the LR Global Kids Fund will provide means for 3,750 hours of sporting and other activities for the children making use of the WAU offers.