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KaziKidz

Resources for teachers promoting health and well-being among children.

KaziHealth

Health promotion programme to improve teachers well-being.

KaziPlay

Playground and toilet facilities intervention for primary schools.

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Ensuring physical literacy and healthy active living of school children and teachers

With new and changing lifestyles driving societies towards inactivity and unhealthy habits, the KaziBantu programme, a specially tailored school-based intervention, aims to consolidate the practice of physical education and to ensure the physical literacy and healthy active living of school children and teachers in South Africa.

Established in 2014, and building on the work from the Disease Activity and Schoolchildren’s Health (DASH) project, KaziBantu is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable changes in health by implementing a multi-faceted approach to address the health problems faced within disadvantaged settings in low- and middle-income countries.

This will be supported through two initiatives: KaziKidz and KaziHealth.

Learn more about our KaziBantu journey

“UNESCO believes that healthy learners learn better, and that better educated learners will enjoy healthier lives”

Hubert Gijzen

Regional Director and Representative, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa

“KaziKidz helped my grade 3’s to have fun while they learnt. It brought out the creative side and developed their social skills.”

Mrs. S. G.

Grade 3 life-skills teacher, Port Elizabeth (SA)

“Given my background I can truly support the value that regular physical activity, participating in sport and maintaining a healthy lifestyle has on one’s wellbeing and your ability to actively and positively contribute towards society.”

Zanele Mdodana

Former Captain of the South African National Netball Team

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Supported by

UNESCO Chair on Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings Home
Novartis Foundation Home

KaziBantu Institutions

Nelson Mandela University Home
University of Basel Home
Department of Sport, Exercise and Health Home
Swiss TPH Home
Eastern Cape Department of Education Home
Eastern Cape Department of Health Home