Vodafone Qatar’s World of Difference Programme Introduces Girls On The Go!
13 July, 2010: Girlson the Go, Qatar, one ofVodafone Qatar's "World of Difference" initiatives, which aims toeducate, motivate and inspire preteen girls ,age 8-12, in Qatar to live ahealthy lifestyle, has concluded its successful initial pilot.
Project managed by Margaret Gigliotti, a primaryteacher and a certified personal trainer with a passion for healthy lifestyleand fitness, Girls on the Go! Qatar, inviteda group of ten energetic preteen girls to become a part of the small scalepilot that served as a model for future development. The girls learned basic nutrition information, how to becomemore active in their daily lives and how to choose positive role models.
The feedback from the girls and their parents has been very positive. According to 8 yearold Noor Mirza, "It's fun. It'sgood exercise. It's good to learnabout your body and I've told loads of my friends about it already"
"My goal is to develop an after school programme thatprepares young girls in mind, body and spirit. It is my hope that we willhelp these girls become healthy, happy, confident and productive leaders, wivesor mothers of tomorrow," said Margaret Gigliotti.
"Now that my pilot is finished, my final goal is toengage as many schools as possible in Doha with Girls on the Go, Qatar, commencing in the new school year, andeventually being passed on to the schools' teachers so that it will continueand become an integral part of the schools curriculum," continued MargaretGigliotti
"Vodafoneis proud to sponsor Girls on the Go, Qatar , especially becauseit contributes to Qatar's 2030 vision. We are glad to be sustaining aninitiative that meets the needs of future generations by improving the healthof young girls, helping them to develop positive habits that will stay withthem into adulthood and prevent health problems such as obesity," said LuisaGentile, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Vodafone Qatar.
The success of the pilot is thanks to Sports Cornerfor their generous contribution of the sports equipment, the parents of thegirls for their active support and Qatar Foundation for hosting the pilot atthe Qatar Foundation Recreation Center.
If you are interested to learn more about theinitiative, visit Margaret Gigliotti's blog at qatarhealth.wordpress.com.