The UNESCO Chair in Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness at the Institute of Technology Tralee, (IT Tralee).
IT Tralee is a university level institution in Ireland’s southwest with a range of programmes from craft to postgraduate level. ITT has over 3,500 full-time and part-time students and 250 staff. Established in 1977, the Institute has operated autonomously since 1993. It provides education and training, facilitates industrial research and consultancy, and is a major engine of economic and social development in the region. Embedded at the heart of the Institute is the UNESCO Chair Research Centre which brings together a multi-disciplinary international team of world leaders in PE, Sport, Fitness and Recreation. The Chair officially launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins on February 24th 2015. The Chair views physical activity, sport and PE as conduits towards the achievement of social justice. The work of the Chair is guided by the articles of UNESCO’s International Charter 2015, United Nations Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Why are we Partner at the PRIME Project?
Our vision is a world in which EVERYONE is included and has the opportunity to participate in physical education, sport, fitness and recreation regardless of their ability, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background or creed as we know that these activities have the potential to trigger this social change while empowering people with flourishing health and well-being. The participation on PRIME Project represents the chair commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 10 and 17, improving health and well being, quality education and reduced inequalities, in a partnership to achieve those goals.