In partnership with the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Development Bank, YOURS returns to Belize to train a second cadre of young faciltators specially selected from Belize's talented youth leaders. The training will train more than 16 youth to support the previous 20 trained last year to reach over 2,000 young Belizeans on road safety issues all aropund the country.
The Training of Facilitators (ToF) will take place over a two week period and is the full delivery of the YOURS programme to train a group of young people to become facilitators of their own youth and road safety workshops to run in the local community. The ToF was initiated and conducted by YOURS in partnership with the organizations named above. The training takes place from 1st - 12th June 2015.
The training kicked off with an opening ceremony with words from Mr Erol Gentle, CEO; Ministry of Works and Transport. Representing the Government of Belize, Mr Crispin Jeffries; Cheif Transport Officer, Depart of Transport. Mr Floor Lieshout; Director of YOURS - Youth for Road Safety.
The aims of the training is to:
Part two of the training has already kicked off in Belize.
The training commencing training a second cadre of youth in Belize as well as Junior Master Trainers.
The agenda for the training was created in collaboration with the national partners in Belize and it was with these partners that we chose the which key risk factors to focus on. Additionally, our local partners enabled us to access local statistics to localize the sessions. The training followed the unique stage process to couple theory with practise to give the participants concrete experience and build the skills they need to become effective facilitators. The stages were:
The training offered a high level of detail in week one on road safety theory and covered a range of topics which can be read in more detail here. The topics covered were:
You can expect more updates from the training on the YOURS website shortly!