On the 15th October 2012, the Caravane began its 50 day journey across 7 UEMOA (Economic Union in West Africa) taking road safety to hundreds of thousands of young people. Alongside the project, volunteers captured the key stages of the event of video and YOURS was tasked with the production of the Caravane Movie which is now available to view now.
The First Caravane for Road Safety is taking place in seven countries who are all part of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). The Caravane aims to prevent road traffic injuries by:
This project can also be read in conjunction with the EU Policy orientations for Road Safety 2011-2020 and with the European Youth in Action programme launched by the European Commission and called `Youth in the World´. Therefore two NGOs based in the European Union will offer their help and share know-how from good practices used in the EU (thanks to RYD) and worldwide (thanks to YOURS).
Communications Officer of YOURS, Mr Manpreet Darroch trained the camera people and guided them on the kinds of shots and footage needed to create a story of the Caravane in an official movie, he said,