UNFPA GCC Y-Peers Participate in a Beach Activity under the Auspicious of MoH

8 June 2017

On April, 6th 2017 MOH Community Based Initiatives (CBI) Department organized an outdoor beach activity in form of a walkathon, stage performances and various sports games. The goal was to raise awareness about different topics in relation to healthy life style, i.e. nutrition, sports, available services in Oman. Supporters were from the government and non-government sector, including profit and non-profit organizations.

UNFPA GCC, represented by the Programmes Analyst Mr. Salah al-Saleh, participated in the event, as part of its 2017 Annual Work Plan (AWP). UNFPA GCC provided an information stand and supported the Y-PEER Oman network that was handling the “sports corner”.

UNFPA GCC and the Y-PEER conducted Yoga sessions, beach football, beach volleyball and other games; in addition to the information disseminated about healthy life styles, in addition to UNFPA and Y-PEER youth related programmes and activities. The volunteers were the Omani Y-PEERs and their peers and friends, who volunteered to help and participate in this interesting activity.

This event comes under the Government’s Cross-sectorial five years Physical Activity Plan of Action, since the Ministry of Health (MOH) is leading this year’s Physical Activity Campaign with the technical assistance provided by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Task Force.

The event took place from 3:30 to 7 PM at the Al-Athaiba beach park, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Omar Almarhoon, Minister of Civil Service. The activity was visited by an estimated of 200 visitors.