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.

We contribute to this challenge with school-based interventions:

The KaziKidz Toolkit
to teach children about Physical Education, Health and Hygiene.

The KaziHealth Toolkit to educate and empower teachers.

Strategic Goals of this UNESCO Chair:

Goal 1


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.
Goal 2


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.
Goal 3


Collaboration with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs

  • Strengthen collaboration and partnerships on relevant programmes and activities.

  • Promote regional and national policy changes.
Goal 4


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).
Goal 5


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.