FIFA to help young children stay healthy via football in Thailand


BANGKOK- Three ministries have signed an agreement with the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) to jointly organize a campaign to encourage Thai youths to play football. 

The three ministries consist of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports inked the agreement with FIFA to promote a healthy lifestyle among children aged 11 years old through football.

Deputy Education Minister General Surachet Chaiwong revealed at a press conference that the joint campaign will help reduce child obesity and substance abuse among teenagers. The Football Association of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King also joined the event.

The campaign will be ten years long with FIFA responsible for the first 3 years. Two physical education teachers from 16 schools each will undergo a training program.

They will learn from FIFA how to teach students to stay healthy through football activities. They are also expected to pass on their knowledge to the others at their school as well as parents to promote a society of healthy people.