HEALTH LIFE ACADEMY (AKADEMIJA ZDRAVOG ŽIVLJENJA) is a Croatian NGO established in 2014 with the aim of promoting health; achieving quality education through sport & values-based learning; promoting gender equality; developing human capital and human potential; gathering and encouraging volunteer work; raising the profile of childhood with developmental disabilities needs through advocacy efforts and the dissemination of information.
There is growing awareness of the importance of physical activity and sport for the health and quality of everyday life. Numerous studies suggest that promotion of sports habits among the population is an excellent measure to prevent all kinds of health conditions. This applies especially to the youngest population. The benefits of sports and body activities highlighted by experts in today’s society are finally recognized so physical activity has now become part of current public health policy. Based on these insights, with a strong desire to continually reduce activities that disrupt sports and health, the Health Life Academy (HLA Association) was established.
The vision of the Health Life Academy is to establish a new dimension of social responsibility through the development of sport equally for all children, including children with developmental difficulties.
The Mission of the of Health Life Academy is to systematically promote the positive values of healthy living and promote the physical activity and its long-term positive effects for the youngest population.
- Development and promotion of sport for children with disabilities
- Organize seminars and workshops to improve healthy living
- Preventive actions, improvement and protection of health
- Strengthening cooperation with related organizations in Croatia and abroad, publishing books and magazines in the segment of sport and medicine
- Inclusion of children with disabilities in sport
Socializing and new friendships through play and sport competitions for children from different parts of Croatia and Europe