Kenya Facilitators Update - Activities with Kenya Red Cross

Kenya Facilitators Update - Activities with Kenya Red Cross

Since our first training of facilitators in Kenya in 2012, our facilitators have continued to be active. Naivasha Sub County under the stewardship of the Road Safety Steering Committee has in the past established systems and structures geared to reducing Road Traffic Crashes on the major roads and also within the Sub County.


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Enforcement, Behavior Change, Training s and sensitization has been the major areas of engagement for the success that has seen decreased numbers.

The committee initiated a program for the pupils in primary schools in 2011 when the road safety RS10 Project started in Naivasha, where 10 schools in Naivasha Sub County which are situated along the major roads which are viewed as black spots in Naivasha.

Road Safety Clubs Profile;
The clubs major objective is to train the pupils on safe road safety measures in relation to crossing the road, first aid orientation while also being a model for behavior change and in creating awareness on the changing trends revolving around road safety.

Road safety clubs have been formulated in Milimani Primary School, Ngeya Primary School, Longonot Primary School, Lakeview Primary School, Sher, Kinungi Primary School, Maai Mahiu Primary School, Karima Primary School and Naivasha Highway Primary School.
 

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Setting up for the distribution of the road safety kit for the schools

Overview of the exercise;
The exercise which had various partners was to equip the clubs and the schools with the equipment’s for the clubs and the schools.  The schools were provided with the following;

  • 500 reflective bags – Donated by World Health Organization/Kenya Red Cross Society
  • 20 lollipops – Donated by Naivasha Road Safety Steering Committee
  • 10 first aid kits – Donated by Naivasha Road Safety Steering Committee
  • 10 reflective jackets for crossing the road -  Donated by Naivasha Road Safety Steering Committee


The activity was conducted in Naivasha at the Naivasha Ministry of Health-Municipal Grounds on the 12th of November, 2014.

Objective of the exercise;
The distributed road safety kit will aid in the following;

  • Enhanced visibility for the children using the road as most of them will have the reflective bags
  • Easy to use lollipop from the road safety wardens who facilitates for the children to cross the road in the morning, lunch time and evening as the lollipop design is lighter than it was previously.
  • A first aid kit which will be available for the pupils and the schools in case of any emergency incidents.
     

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Distribution of the Kitty to the schools. Performances during the training
 

Achievements;

  • Since the initiation of the Road Safety Clubs in schools, there has been great interest within the pupils on Road Safety.
  • Reduced cases on accidents involving the students from the schools that have stablished road safety clubs
  • Support from the ministry of education, the teachers, parents and the pupils in embracing the road safety concept that has made it easier in implementation of the program. Other areas of support has been through the Naivasha Road Safety Steering Committee.

 

 

Links

Read about Training of Facilitators Kenya 2012
More about workshops at YOURS