Life Education Queensland and TUH, a not-for-profit health fund for the education and union sector, celebrated TUH’s support of Life Education Queensland’s school-based health and drug education program on 15 January 2015.
TUH will provide a monetary contribution towards the running of Life Education Queensland’s program.
Rob Seljak, CEO of TUH, was presented with a plaque of appreciation from Life Education Queensland by its CEO Michael Fawsitt.
Mr Seljak said, "TUH is delighted to support Life Education Queensland in educating young people so they can make informed choices about their health and safety. TUH is a health fund that actively promotes good health and wellbeing and provides preventive programs to our members.
"TUH and Life Education are a natural fit as we hold similar values and will work in a unique partnership with teachers and parents to ensure students are equipped to fulfil their potential."
Life Education reinforces learning about healthy food choices, the benefits of physical activity, staying safe online, the dangers of smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs, and strategies to cope with peer and social pressures.
Life Education delivers the lessons to students from Prep all the way through to Year 6 in its popular mobile learning centre featuring its mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe.
Michael Fawsitt, CEO of Life Education Queensland, said, "Life Education is an opportunity that every Queensland child deserves. Last year we reached 150,000 Queensland students. Thanks to TUH’s sponsorship, we can increase our reach and educate even more young Queenslanders about how to make smart choices regarding their safety and health. Through education, we can help kids to be healthy and prevent undesirable outcomes.
"However there is a cost to delivering these vital life lessons including specialist trained educators, the mobile learning centres, the electronics and teaching aids inside the vans to make the lessons memorable, workbooks for the kids, manuals for the teachers, resources for the parents and so on. So we really value and appreciate the financial support provided by TUH."
As part of the celebration, Life Education’s mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe and TUH’s mascot Crunchy the apple were on hand to delight the children of TUH members at TUH’s Health Care Centre at 438 St Pauls Terrace in Fortitude Valley. The children also enjoyed face painting, classes on oral health for kids, colouring in, balloons and giveaways.