AIA names Malaysian school as regional winner of second Healthiest Schools Competition

Malaysia's SK Putrajaya Presint 11(1) will receive US$100,000 to support health and wellbeing initiatives.

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Aia names malaysian school as regional winner of second healthiest schools competition
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Aia names malaysian school as regional winner of second healthiest schools competition

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AIA Group has announced Malaysia’s SK Putrajaya Presint 11(1) as the regional winner of the second AIA Healthiest Schools Competition.

The competition, which launched in 2022, aims to promote healthy eating, active lifestyles, mental wellbeing, and sustainability among students aged five to 16.

As the winner, SK Putrajaya Presint 11(1) will receive total prize money of US$100,000 to support health and wellbeing initiatives, AIA said.

The school was recognised for its impact on transforming students’ mental wellbeing through the ‘HELPIE’ app. Developed by students, the app promotes stress awareness and provides interactive features to help students understand their emotions.

The school plans to share HELPIE with other institutions to enable more students to tackle stress and improve mental wellbeing.

A total of 2,376 primary and secondary schools registered for the 2023/24 programme, AIA said, adding that data from the first year showed that 92% of students improved their knowledge of healthy lifestyles, and 88% improved their intended behaviours towards healthier living.

Stuart A. Spencer, AIA Group Chief Marketing Officer, commented, “The AIA Healthiest Schools Competition aligns closely with our mission to foster impactful, sustainable behaviour change for healthier living.

We’re proud of how the competition is scaling and empowering the next generation to make healthy choices and drive meaningful change in communities across Asia.”

The winning entry was evaluated based on the breadth of their work, level of engagement with staff and students, impact, and future plans, AIA said.

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