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Brighter smile for Just Play kids

Just Play manager George Regenvanu praised and thank Vanuatu Government through the department of Health Promotion Units for the distribution of the tooth Brushes.
“I think this year will be a good year for our children in the Just Play Program because today we received the tools to keep and preserve our Vanuatu smiles.”
“With this partnership all the children who participate in Just Play activities will get an Oral health Pack which includes 3 tooth brushes and a tube of Colgate toothpaste and instructions on how to use them properly”
“Again, on behalf of Vanuatu Football Federation, I would like to thank Colgate for supplying the goods and a big thank you goes to the Department of Health Promotion for their great support.” said Mr. Regenvanu.
During the presentation of the tooth brushes, the Director of Health Promotion Unit Mr. Jacques Rory also thanks Just Play Program for helping them to deliver the healthy message.
“We must work together to deliver the message of healthy lifestyle to our kids.” Football has shown a great example and I am very thankful because of Just Play.” Said Mr. Rory.
“Football is a great game and every single kid in the country is in love with the sport and to be partner with football to deliver the message to the kids who love playing football is very important.”
“We must thank Colgate for their support to Health Department and Just Play Program for the free distribution of the tooth brushes and tooth paste for all Just Play children.”
“This is a real opportunity to get the right health message to the kids for the benefit of all Vanuatu citizens.” Concluded Mr. Jean Jacques Rory.
The Ministry has pledged further to deliver 20 oral packs to all new Just Play facilitators in upcoming course for their children.
Other health workers from Oral Health and Non-Communicable Diseases Department (NCD) also gave their support to Just Play program.
Developed by the OFC social responsibility and technical departments, Just Play is designed for children aged six to 12 and promotes physical activity while encouraging community involvement, healthy living, gender equality and disability development.
OFC has worked closely with UEFA, the Australian Government – through its agencies the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) – and Football Federation Australia to implement the programme across the Pacific over a three-year period between 2009 and 2012. It was launched in Tonga and is now also running in American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu.
The confederation has also been working in New Zealand with Special Olympics on a Just Play programme for people with mental disabilities and has launched the same initiative in Samoa and Fiji.
Just Play has reached 122,405 children – 43.5 per cent of whom are female – across the Pacific and trained over 2, 366 teachers and volunteers.

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