It is nearly the end of the school year, but not the end of the project Choose Sport into which a mother, Jelena Koblar, who is into horseback riding, got involved. She got the whole class interested for this incredible sport and the beautiful and strong horses. The teacher NIna Marčetić from the Zagreb primary school Matija Gubec sent us a few photographs from a presentation by the mum Jelena on horseback riding sport. Even the grandfather of the girl was once a known rider, and , in his honor, a championship cup was named, and it still regularly takes place. Hooray for mums!
The goal of the project Choose Sport is mass inclusion of children into sport, and the creation of habits of long term involvement with sport. The project addresses the general population of school children, but its target group are children in adverse social standing and thus in risk of social exclusion (children with unemployed parents, whose parents receive children’s benefits, without appropriate parenting, those from single parent families, from families with three or more children, and those children with behavioral issues). The children are given free memberships in the judo clubs of the Zagreb Judo Union: the judo club “Lika“ and the judo club “Zagreb,“ where they also receive free sports equipment – a judo kimono.
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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