Complementing the KaziBantu programme, KaziPlay playground and sanitation intervention creates a health promoting school environment
KaziPlay aims is to enhance playground facilities and toilet ablution facilities at two disadvantaged South African quintile 3 schools in the Northern Area of Gqeberha. Many schools in this locality have non-existent or even poorly developed infrastructure especially in schoolyards in the neglected residential areas, and thus there is a need to create suitable exercise opportunities for the schoolchildren concerned. The emphasis of KaziPlay is on the promotion of physical activity and health of primary school children.
The intervention is designed to be participatory: In collaboration with two local architects, sports science impulses as well as the everyday knowledge of the teachers flow into the concrete design. The resulting plans are currently being implemented by two South African architects, partners from Nelson Mandela University, and representatives of the elementary school Mzimhlophe and Machiu from Gqeberha, South Africa.
The primary target group of the intervention are learners from grades 1-6 and entails:
Renovations of toilet ablution facilities
Based upon the needs and requirements of the respective schools.
Based on designs that can be reused at other schools from low-and-middle-income settings.
A tool-kit containing construction sketches
Providing details for each of the implemented solutions that can assist KaziBantu to scale up the work to other schools from low-and-middle-income settings.