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.

Contribution 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.

Through the implementation of Short Learning Programmes (SLPs, accredited by the South African Council for Educators [SACE]), which support the continuous professional development (CPD) of teachers.

Ethical Principles of this UNESCO Chair


Ethical Principles: By our research work, we are acknowledging that cultural diversity in physical education, physical activity and sport includes physical play, recreation, dance, organised sport, recreational sport, competitive sport and traditional and indigenous sports and games.

Therefore, the following articles of the UNESCO International Charter on Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (adopted in 1978) are relevant to the Chair and its research work and serve as guidelines for future activities and projects:

Strategic Goals of this UNESCO Chair

Research and Implement KaziKidz and KaziHealth
Goal 1


Research and Implement KaziKidz and KaziHealth

Promote collaboration among researchers
Goal 2


Promote Collaboration among Researchers from Africa, Switzerland and other Regions

Collaborate with UNESCO Chairs
Goal 3


Collaborate with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs

Contribute to SDG 3
Goal 4


Contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3

Contribute to SDG 4
Goal 5


Contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 4