Manpreet Darroch began his road safety journey at the age of 18 when we was a member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament. In 2007, Manpreet attended the first United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety hosted by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission, representing the United Kingdom.
Manpreet says that the event 'changed his life' and really highlighted the issue of road safety as the most important health concern to young people in our modern world; road crashes are the biggest killer of young people aged 15-29 in the UK and worldwide. On returning from the Assembly, Manpreet set up a national youth road safety campaign called 'Tune into Traffic' via the multi award winning British campaigning project Battlefront and was supported by Channel 4, a mainstream TV channel in the UK to shoot a 30 minute documentary about road safety and young people. The documentary helped Manpreet set up his campaign and followed his journey of converting his passion for road safety into a tangible outcome and the program documented his journey. The documentary can be viewed here.
After the success of this documentary, Manpreet went on to establish a range of tools to influence young people including online viral videos about road safety and has developed and delivered road safety workshops in schools across the UK. The campaign focused on the dangers of new technology on the road such as mp3 players, mobile phones and handheld gadgets and received national endorsements from road safety experts worldwide such as RoSPA and the UK Department for Transport. He was subsquently recruited by YOURS to head up communications, media outreach and the designing of global road safety campaigns targeting young people from all around the world.
Manpreet is the official YOURS Delegate for the United Kingdom and has worked closely with YOURS to design and implement a range of campaigns including:
Manpreet has also represented YOURS globally, in panels, keynote speeches and moderating sessions including:
As a lead faciltiator and trainer at YOURS, Manpreet has co-delivered and lead on a range of international workshops.
Manpreet completed his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International Relations with First Class Honours and previously worked for The National Childrens Bureau and the National Youth Agency as an Associate Trainer on young people's rights and youth participation. Manpreet is also seasoned radio presenter on one of the UK's leading stations.
With his Communications position in YOURS , Manpreet is reponsible for the following:
As The Global Network Coordinator at YOURS, Manpreet is responsibile for: