Yesterday (Monday 25th November) saw the official launch of the YOURS Training of Facilitators at the stunning United Nations Office at Nairobi hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and share the road. Youth leaders specially selected came together to start a two week intensive road safety programme filled with interactive learning and the dynamism of the YOURS training experience.
Fourteen young leaders nominated by our key partners have officially begun their road safety learning experience via the YOURS Training of Facilitators. The programme is aimed to giving the youth leaders the opportunity to understand key principles in road safety and demonstrate them in their own workshops.
As week one gets off to a start, the young leaders have already tackled a host of road safety theory issues aswell as the fundamental elements of facilitation skills so as the group can run peer-led road safety workshops throughout the country once the training is over.
The fourteen young leaders were specially selected through a recruitment programme and identified as leadership champions who take the initiave to become trained facilitators as well as key advocated for road safety in Kenya. The young people were selected from a host of local and national NGOs with delivery support from:
The training is currently in its second day of a two week programme and currently the participants have covered:
Young Kenyan leaders undergoing the YOURS Training of Facilitators
As the training continues, the young people will continue their active learning on key risk factors including speed, helmets and distracted driving and will use their skills to develop their own localized training workshops to run with the wider Kenyan population as well as filtering of workshop to be run by Brian (our regular columnist) who is also attending the programme in attendance from Uganda.
In week two, the young people will run their training programmes for real in pilot workshops coordinated by the Kenya Red Cross at the Karen Langata Branch where over volunteers will be trained in two key road safety topics.
Stay tuned for more updates on the day including pictures on our Facebook Page and updates on Twitter.