In late November last year, YOURS worked with a group of inspiring youth leaders in Nairobi, Kenya and trained them to become road safety peer-educators and advocates. Since then, the freshly trained youth leaders have been planning their own workshops to reach out to young people in their country and started training youth in different regions of Kenya!
The YOURS Capacity Development Programme is based on the key understanding that it is young people themselves who can be part of the road safety solution to reduce the amount of youth killed on the world's roads. Youth remain the biggest affected group for road crashes in the world and road traffic crashes are still the number one killer of young people aged 15-25 worldwide.
We know that empowering young people to be active road safety advocates and peer educators is an incredibly powerful method in changing the attitudes of young people towards road safety. With that in mind, last year YOURS ran a two week training with a selected group of youth leaders in Kenya. The young people successfully completed their training programme which focused on a range of topics enabling them to be able to train other young people in their country.
Since then, three of our facilitators have already delivered a training workshop reaching young people on the ground in Kenya with impressive results. The model of training facilitators is now creating ripples of action and education across Kenya.
The training of young people in Mombassa - Kenya by Michael Otieno
Training with Young People in Mombassa
On the 30th March 2013, trained facilitator Michael Otieno from the Kenya Red Cross, Mombassa Branch conducted a one day training with 33 young people aged 18-24 from a range of institutions in the region. The training focused on:
The content of the workshop was based on the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit and the methodology was based on interaction and active engagement of participants using diverse tools such as role plays, group activities, question and answers, guided discussions and a range of activities.
Training with Boda Boda Drivers by facilitators John Mwikwabe and Joel Njoroge in Thika - Kenya
Risk Factor Training with Boda Boda Drivers Thika
On the 11th April 2013, our trained facilitators John Mwikwabe and Joel Njoroge two focal person for the road safety project in Naivasha/Thika District deliverd a workshop with Boda Boda (motocycle taxi drivers) in the region.
The workshop was conducted with help from the Traffic Department in Thika, Regional Finance officer Central Province, The District Ministry of Health Thika and the Base Commander-Thika, whom shared on different topics relevant to the training. Among the topics covered were, Helmet Use, Speeding, Haddons Matrix and Traffic Rules and Regulations. This was fully budgeted for and Funded by the RS10-KRCS Project in Kenya, with close supervision by the Project Assistant for both Thika/Naivasha.
This allowed for inclusion/Facilitation of Certificate, Lunch and Transport Reimbursements during the two day workshop. There will be a replica of the same in Naivasha from the 18th-19th of April this week. Full report will be shared after conclusion of the same.
John Mwikwabe said,
Floor Lieshout, Director of YOURS said,