KaziBantu Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities

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. The project aims to further develop the existing infrastructure in school-yards in the neglected residential areas and create suitable exercise opportunities. 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 three core elements.

KaziPlay

Construction of sports facilities

Based upon the needs and requirements of the respective school. Based upon the PasSPORT to Health Project.

Integrating elements that promote basic motor competencies.

Based on designs that can be reused at other schools from low-and-middle-income settings.

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.