Vision and Mission
- Physical Activity is key to promote health and wellbeing among school children.
- Learning this at a young age will have long lasting effects throughout life.
- Especially children from low- and middle-income countries carry a double burden by communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Strategic Goals of this UNESCO Chair:
Research and Implementation of KaziKidz and KaziHealth
- Evaluate and enhance both toolkits through real-life studies and use.
- Disseminate amongst 3’500 schools in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and other regions of the world.
- Regionally enhance with the knowledge of local experts and advisors.
Promotion of Collaboration between Researchers from Africa, Switzerland and other Regions
- Initiate study- and research-opportunities for students.
- Organise conferences and workshops for teachers and researches.
- Promote collaboration between schools throughout Africa and other low-and-middle income countries.
Collaboration with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs
- Strengthen collaboration and partnerships on relevant programmes and activities.
- Promote regional and national policy changes.
Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3
- Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
- Contribute against the spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in children from marginalized communities in middle-to-low-income countries.
- Support teachers from disadvantaged communities in middle-to-low-income countries to lead an active life (and avoid the further spread of NCDs).
Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4
- Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- Providing study materials for primary school children - The KaziKidz Teaching Material - to contribute to health literacy.
- To offer teachers a health program - KaziHealth: Teachers' Health Promotion Programme - that will contribute to improving clinically relevant health parameters.