The famous TV host Frano Ridjan told the pupils in the Zagreb primary school Horvati the true story of the little Japanese Jigoro Kano, who wanted to become big and strong and thus became a judo contestant. He became the father of judo and made it into an Olympic sport.
The presentations “Olympic Stories” in the primary schools included in the project Choose Sport – are additional innovative activities for the motivation of pupils to get involved in sport.
The implementation of the project is co-financed by EU, from the European Social Fund.
For further information on EU funds, please visit the webpage of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds: www.strukturnifondovi.hr
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The goal of the project is mass inclusion of children into sport, and creation of habits of long term involvement in sport. The project addresses the general population of children of school age, but its target group are children in adverse social standing and, thereby, who are at risk of social exclusion (children with unemployed parents, with parents who receive children’s benefits, those children without appropriate parenting, those from single parent families, from families with three or more children and the children with behavioral issues), and who are given free memberships to judo training in judo clubs of the Zagreb Judo Union: judo club “Lika“ and judo club “Zagreb,“ where they will further receive free sports equipment – a judo kimono.