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Health Promoting School to emphasize active & healthy lifestyle

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/06/2020

The government is placing a special emphasis on promoting active and healthy lifestyle in the classroom because of COVID-19. This is part of a pilot project of the Ministry of Education known as “Health Promoting School” which involves 20 schools altogether in Tongatapu. The 20 schools selected include, 15 primary schools and 5 secondary schools, with a mixture of both government and private schools.

The WHO liaison in Tonga – Dr. Yutaro Setoya says, they have provided technical support to the 20 schools selected from the Ministry of Education, including installing of wash basins, cooking equipment, among others, all funded by the government of Japan.

Meanwhile, ‘Olivia Katoa from St. Francis of Assisi primary school, who is part of the pilot project says, this is an important program in helping students practice healthy lifestyle while they’re young as a good foundation of healthy eating when they’re older.

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