With modern playground equipment, children can play safely and, at the same time, develop motor skills and strengthen their physical and mental health. Zavarovalnica Triglav, together with the local community in Podkraj, has helped set up a new children’s playground as part of its social responsibility ‘Children of Triglav’ campaign.
Playgrounds are environments in which children have a chance to play, have fun, and develop motor and social skills. With the aim of making playgrounds and playground equipment safe, Zavarovalnica Triglav’s Children of Triglav campaign has, for 11 years, been bringing joy to children and their parents by opening and renovating children’s playgrounds all across Slovenia, ensuring carefree and safe outdoor play.
New playground equipment for children
A new playhouse, slide, climbing wall and swing have been installed in the park below Nanos with the help of a donation from Zavarovalnica Triglav. “We have been building a recreational park outside the village, towards Nanos, for a number of years. The playground equipment acquired with the help of Zavarovalnica Triglav is an additional tile in the mosaic,” says Metod Bizjak, chair of the Podkraj local community.
Triglav’s ‘Willy Watchdog’ mascot on hand during the morning’s festivities
The opening of the refurbished playground was also attended by Triglav’s well-known mascot, a yellow dog called Willy Watchdog (‘Kuža Pazi’), who, as always, was on hand to raise awareness about playground and road safety. “Through the Children of Triglav campaign, we have been engaged, for 11 years now, in renovating existing or establishing new environments in which families, children, young people and the young at heart can enjoy their free time in a fun and high-quality manner. Encouraging people to spend their free time outdoors and in a healthy way is part of our insurance company’s commitment to sustainability,” says Tina Žgavc, head of Triglav’s Nova Gorica office.
Children of Triglav and sustainable development
Zavarovalnica Triglav has been leaving its mark on local communities for decades through its social responsibility campaigns. The Children of Triglav campaign is part of the company’s sustainability efforts, with the development and safe future of children at the forefront. Slovenia’s largest insurer has so far helped to set up and refurbish over 50 children’s playgrounds as part of the campaign.