In 2030, all children, youth and adults have the opportunity to enhance life-skills and optimise formal education through access to Sport for All and physical activity.


The value of education, both formal and informal, cannot be overstated, and education is not limited to formal schooling. People learn, everyday, from cradle to grave, however what they learn will dramatically affect their quality of life and interactions with others. Quality education, in the form of formal schooling, mentorship, vocational training, guardianship and parenthood, coaching, participation and observation, prevents poverty, prejudice, low self-esteem, isolation, inequality, crime and violence. Unfortunately, access to quality education is not universal, and there are many barriers present at all stages of life, from lack of formal schooling opportunities, to social isolation and ill-equipped mentors. This is particularly the case for physical education, which is often undervalued and under resourced, its impact underestimated in comparison with academic pursuits.


To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:

  • Acknowledge the importance and effectiveness of a ‘life-span’ approach to providing Sport for All and physical activity, allowing access to people of all ages, wherever they work, learn, live, travel and play.
  • Educate others regarding the importance of SAPA, seeing to it that formal education systems include quality physical education and opportunities to be active.


Canadian Olympic School Programme

Canadian Olympic School Programme

Organisation Canada National Olympic Committee
Country Canada
Target Group Students and teachers in Canada



The Canadian Olympic School Programme (COSP) has operated since 1987 and provides teachers and students across Canada with Olympic-themed classroom and school resources. The programme has seen a tremendous increase in membership use over the past 12 years. Since 2007, there has been an increase of over 400% in membership with almost 66,000 participants. The programme has been used in all Canadian provinces and viewed/used by 122 countries world-wide. The programme promotes healthy active living at all levels and challenge students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles through healthy behaviours.
The programme is led by Canada NOC and supported by schools in Canada.

Toronto (Corporate Office)
250 Yonge St, Suite 3000, PO Box #19
Toronto, Canada
+1 4169620262

Back to School

Back to School

Organisation Skateistan
Country Afghanistan, South Africa, Cambodia
Target Group Children

#Play #PhysicalLiteracy #Community


Skateistan is a back-to-school programme to support and guide children in their pursuit of formal education. In Afghanistan, students can attend an accelerated learning programme for children who are out of school. Students attend “Skate School” 5 days per week – going to classes covering the national public curriculum alongside taking part in skateboarding lessons with trained “Skate Educators”. Upon programme completion, students are enrolled into public school, typically in 3rd or 4th grade. Children can also take part in the ‘Dropping In’ programme which gives them access to other sporting opportunities, such as cycling, climbing and soccer alongside help with extra reading and writing classes. In South Africa and Cambodia, students can drop into Skate School and receive help with homework and guidance on career and further education planning, in addition to enjoying skateboarding sessions and other sports.
Follow Skateistan at @Skateistan

Jessica Faulkner
Communications Manager
+49 (30) 914 92101

Active Schools for Better Learning

Active Schools for Better Learning

Organisation Bluearth Foundation
Country Australia
Target Group School children in Australia

#Play #Health


Bluearth Foundation changes children’s’ lives through movement and mindfulness. They provide the building blocks to support active play in childhood, helping kids live better – physically, mentally and emotionally. Bluearth works with schools and communities to build movement into everyday life. Their evidence-based programmes are tried and tested and get results. Active Schools for Better Learning uses movement to create happy, healthy, engaged children. In partnership with principals and teachers, the programme develops capacity and creates healthy active schools. An active school culture has happier, more motivated students who perform and behave better in the classroom. Being part of an active school means incorporating movement and fun before, during and after school.
It is led by Bluearth Foundation and supported by schools in Australia

50 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Melbourne, Australia
+61 1300784467



Organisation APEA - Acción por una Educación Activa Action for an Active Education
Country Bolivia
Target Group Children and youth

#Play #PhysicalLiteracy #Health #SocialInclusion


APEA is a non-profit association that was created as a result of the efforts of professionals within the education sector to continue activities initially developed by Sport Sans Frontières (Sport Without Borders). Inspired by the “New Education Approach", APEA aims to contribute to the development of physical skills, social skills, emotional and rational intelligence of children, adolescents and young people in underprivileged areas using recreational and sports activities. To implement each of its programmes, APEA educators have created the "Ju.G.A.R." (Play) method which is presented in the following 4 pillars: JUego (game), Globality, Attitude and Reflection. The educator's role is to facilitate this process by building a meaningful relational context and letting the child make mistakes, reflect and learn.

Maya Koshi
Programme Coordinator
+591 70144879

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  • J.U.G.A.R.

peace, development and partnership
gender equality
social inclusion
play and physical literacy
active cities
the environment
cultural heritage and diversity
governance, leadership and integrity
community and volunteerism
health and well-being
economic impact and resources