Going outdoors improves children’s mental health

There once was a time when children lived outside until they were called in for snacks! That time is gone. Nowadays parents don’t allow children outdoors unless they are fully supervised. Schools are often the main hub of sporting activity in areas where there is limited access to open outdoor space. However, when it comes to children’s mental health and wellbeing, regular opportunities for outdoor play are paramount.

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company has thought about this social issue long ago. With the motto “Living Responsibility” they cooperate with leading international organizations to improve the education of children and young people. Teach For Bangladesh is a member of Teach For All, a global network consisting of more than 40 independent organizations, each working to expand education opportunity in their respective nations.

So, DHL and Teach for Bangladesh together decide to do something good for these children as they both share the same responsibilities.

Children’s Day Out Visit to National Museum

30th July Deutsche Post DHL Group along with Teach for Bangladesh arranges a day out event for the students of Ganaktuli Government Primary School at National Museum, Dhaka. Getting knowledge from all possible source beside books are very much healthy for children’s mental growth. National Museum is the perfect place for learn, grow and demonstrate independence for children.

With few senior officers from DHL and fellows from Teach for Bangladesh responsively volunteer for this event to success, cooperation form SOCOMM, an event management agency also noticeable undoubtedly.

This Children’s day out event contributes to children’s mental health in so many ways. Spending time out in fresh air, offering time to relax and gives your brains a break from busy school life schedules as well as improving overall physical fitness.

Studies have shown that being outside can lead to significant health benefits. Walking in fresh air can improve blood pressure, boost mental health, and decrease cancer risk.

A study in 2017 by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, confirmed that life satisfaction and happiness are higher for people who are physically active, and their levels of anxiety are lower.

Thanks to DHL and Teach for Bangladesh for opening this marvelous opportunity for these children of Ganaktuli Government Primary School. Kudos!

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