ADU Hosts Engaging Activities During the Health and Fitness Fun Festival
28 March 2019
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted a wide lineup of fun and family-friendly activities as part of its participation at the Health and Fitness Fun Festival 2019, a leading health-focused event in the UAE. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), the four-day exhibition was held in Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.
ADU participated in the event for the second consecutive year, with the 2019 edition taking place under the theme of ‘Capabilities with Every Disability’. This is dedicated to raising awareness about temporary and permanent mental and physical disabilities, as well as promoting equity and inclusion within the community.
At the fun-filled event, ADU stand provided guests with the opportunity to participate in several interactive activities, open to all ages. These include a free BMI analysis, Wii sports challenges, a ‘Yay!’ scale, singing and dancing, and basketball games, in addition to interactive amusement for children with a photo booth and face painting. Different members of public as well as school students visited the stand.
The event aimed to educate visitors on ways to address People of Determination through a series of cultural, social, sporting and thematic activities. The focus during this year’s exhibition was on highlighting disorders such as mobility and physical disabilities, Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), hearing and vision impairments, and more.