Superkidz: School Health Education Project in UAE Announced at Beat Diabetes Walk in Dubai


Dubai: A new health education program called ‘Superkidz’ was launched for public primary schools in the UAE on Sunday during the ‘Beat Diabetes Walk’ at Dubai’s Za’abeel Park.

Landmark Group and Emirates Schools Establishments (Taaleem) announced their partnership to launch Superkidz under the annual Beat Diabetes initiative, coinciding with the 14th Annual Beat Diabetes Walk, organized by Landmark Group and attended by over 15,000 people .

Superheroes promote health

Superkidz, an applet of Beat Diabetes, introduces the distribution of comics in English and Arabic to students in all public primary schools under the Emirates Schools Establishment. Salem and Sara, the superheroes of these books, promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the adoption of practices such as good nutrition and exercise.

(from left) Dr. Abdulkareem AlOlama, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; Renuka Jagtiani, president of Landmark Group; and Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, inaugurate the event
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Sawsan Al Amiri, Head of Health Education Section, Emirates Schools Establishments (Taaleem), said: “Today’s Beat Diabetes Walk and the launch of the Superkidz health education program marks a pivotal moment in our collective quest for a healthier future. By joining forces with Landmark Group, we are taking an important step towards fostering a culture of wellness and preventive health in public primary schools in the UAE.”

He added: “The Superkidz program, focused on instilling healthy practices from a young age, aligns perfectly with our commitment to raising awareness and prioritizing health, wellness and social well-being. “Together, we can inspire positive generational change toward a healthier, more vibrant community.”

Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, said: “This event emphasizes the importance of sport and physical activity for the well-being of the community in Dubai. It also highlights the vital role of the private sector in supporting these annual events. “Dubai’s growing engagement and genuine joy reflect the city’s commitment to a healthy and vibrant community.”


People from all walks of life, including determined students, joined the cause.
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Action all year round

Nisha Jagtiani, Group Director at Landmark, said: “We have witnessed incredible community support at this year’s Beat Diabetes Walk and Family Fun Day. The success of this event is a testament to our collective determination to foster a healthier and more vibrant Dubai, directly supporting the D33 Agenda’s focus on improving the quality of life for all residents. While November is globally recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month, our decision to host this event in February underscores our belief that a growing condition like diabetes demands our attention and action year-round.”

She added: “I am also proud to announce our partnership with Taaleem to bring health education to public primary schools. “We want to raise awareness about diabetes and healthy lifestyles from an early age so that young people can develop habits that will keep them better and pave the way for a healthier next generation.”

Fitness and fun

This year’s Beat Diabetes event, held under the theme “One Step Toward a Healthier Tomorrow,” brought families together for activities that encourage physical activity among participants of all ages. The usual 2 kilometer walk was followed by fitness activities, sports, educational activities and entertainment for families and children.

Beat Diabetes is a collaborative effort between Landmark Group, the private sector, government entities and nonprofit organizations. This year’s partners include the Al Jalila Foundation, with which Beat Diabetes has created a Dh5 million Beat Diabetes Fund for the treatment of diabetes.

During Sunday’s event, Aster DM Healthcare set up blood glucose testing facilities which were free of charge for all participants. More than 2,000 participants under 12 years of age took part in a new children’s area.

Representatives from more than 30 public and private sector partners, schools and community groups joined the walk.


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