The second week of the #ArtforRoadSafety challenge kicks off today with our artist Sylar Rober Ssempijja from Uganda. Art for Road Safety is the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. Held in Egypt, Uganda, and Senegal, the purpose of the challenge is to change behaviors and empower young people to raise awareness on road safety through artistic intervention.
The challenge runs for three weeks that began last Tuesday, July 6 with Ahmed Fathy (Elna2ash) from Egypt and will continue in Uganda for the second week and Senegal for the third. The Art for Road Safety is the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. Its goal is to raise awareness on issues around road safety through creative interventions.
The second week focuses on Sylar Rober Ssempijja from Uganda. Robert is a Ugandan dancer, breakdancer, choreographer, and teacher. He uses dance and art to tackle cultural issues.
Through his art, Robert draws attention to the importance of wearing helmets to save the lives of individuals, friends, and family. His message, "Protect your head. Save lives".
To participate in this week’s challenge, you will need to reinterpret or reproduce Robert's Yambala Helmet dance! Be creative and have fun!
Follow these instructions to take part in the challenge; (1) Watch Robert’s #YambalaHelmet dance and download the song by going to bit.ly/yambalahelmet so you can dance to it yourself, (2) Record yourself doing the dance! Be creative and have fun!, (3) Post the video on your social media channels and tag the Coalition, and (4) Use the hashtags #ArtforRoadSafety, #YambalaHelmet, and #YourHelmetYourLife
Each artist for the Art for Road Safety Challenge offers a different message that helps raise awareness on road safety issues identified in their respective countries.
Make sure to follow the Coalition to stay updated on the #ArtforRoadSafety challenge.
Watch the challenge video here