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Throughout the nineties, and up until 2013, the development of physical education in Albania saw a decline which resulted in obesity and substance abuse among school-going youth.
In 2014, Albanian School Sport Federation implemented a new theoretical and practical platform for physical education professionals, and established for pupils (of age 6-18) enrolled in the pre-university education system.
The Parliament approved the Law on Sports (No.79/2017) and physical education increased to three hours per week.
The new measurements induced a significant reduction in obesity among all pupils, and most importantly, brought back the smiles and happiness. Currently, Albania is experiencing a significant increase in physical activity among its citizens.
The Albanian School Sport Federation's president of honour is Mr Rauf Dimraj who is also one of the leading forces in implementing a new strategy based on the scientific platform for the development of physical activity among the pre-university youth. The platform focuses on healthy, functional and structural development of children of ages 3-6, 6-12, 12-15 and 15-18, as well as adults.
The Albanian School Sport Federation currently enrols in a series of projects such as:
Albanian School Sport Federation also conducted a series of studies on students' health, obesity levels and physical athletics qualities, and created various books on education, games and health for teachers, trainers and physical education professionals.
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