OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE JAN VERTONGHEN FOUNDATION PLAYGROUND ON THE ROOF TERRACE OF THE QUEEN MATHILDE CENTRE!
On 3 June 2019, Jan Vertonghen opened the first Jan Vertonghen Foundation playground in a hospital! 🙂
For young patients, it is not always easy to play, to take part in sports or to move. To make the experience as engaging and fun as possible, an interactive football wall was installed on the roof terrace of the Queen Mathilde Mother and Child Care Centre.
The Jan Vertonghen Foundation and the UZA are jointly investing in rehabilitation programmes for chronically ill children. The motivation for this mainly lies with helping oncology and diabetes patients and the new playground will be deployed for their rehabilitation/movement programmes. Of course, all of the other young patients are also invited to use our playground.
Sick children must be given the opportunity to play, to take part in sports and to move, because every child is special!
Exercise and rehabilitation will now be much more fun thanks to the Jan Vertonghen Foundation playground! Even children who normally prefer to stay indoors behind their games console are encouraged to exercise. Thanks to its unique location on the roof terrace of the Queen Mathilde Mother and Child Care Centre, the patients can now enjoy a beautiful outdoor playground. This allows the little patients to forget their worries, if only for a moment.
The interactive football wall has 16 lighted surfaces, measuring the power of a shot with an integrated speed radar. The children can choose from a variety of games, which remain challenging thanks to the different levels available and a strong competitive element. New games are constantly being downloaded via the 3G connection. Moving has never been so much fun!