The study takes place in Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Tanzania.
1’300 children from each country are part of the study (and only if their parents have given informed consent).
At baseline all children are aged 6 to 12 years and currently enrolled at a public primary school.
We collect data over a span of 2 schoolyears. Each child is measured three times.
First data assessment (T1)
Baseline: At the very beginning of the study.
Second data asessment (T2)
9 months after baseline.
Third data assessment (T3)
21 months after baseline.
Participants are randomly assigned to one of four intervention groups.
PA + MMNS
PA + Placebo
Depending on the intervention group, the children receive one or both of the following intervention:
Physical activity (PA): Children receive 1 physical education and 1 moving-to-music lesson per weeek (duration of each lesson: 45min). These lessons are based on the KaziKidz toolkit and are freely available online.