Formal UNESCO clubs started in 2003, with the establishment of the first 3 UNESCO club in schools.
Some of the roles that the clubs can play are;
- Dissemination of general principles such as those set out in the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO, the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
- Participation in the celebration of international days and years proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations and the General Conference of UNESCO ;
- Promotion of literacy activities, preservation and presentation of the cultural heritage.
- Organization of study camps for young people .
- Education for the prevention of AIDS.
- Publication of newsletters and information documents.
As of now there are 103 UNESCO Clubs registered in schools.
- Central Schools – 29
- Autonomous Schools – 12
- Higher Secondary Schools – 6
- Middle Secondary Schools – 13
- Lower Secondary Schools – 18
- Primary Schools – 25