South Africans pay a high toll for road traffic crashes, especially amongst young males aged 14-35. In July 2017, we partnered with the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA), the Government of South Africa (Ministry of Health and Transport) and the Michelin Corporate Foundation to deliver the first Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety Training in the country. 20 young leaders, selected for their activism and standing in their communities joined YOURS in Limpopo Province to be trained on road safety knowledge and peer education methods.
Michelin, in their ground breaking approach to global road safety, and whom are long standing founding member of YOURS funded the programme (through the Michelin Corporate Foundation) to equip these young people with the skills they needed to reach out to their communities and raise road safety consciousness across society. The project was organized by GRSP ZA in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Limpopo and the Department for Transport.
We will be back in South Africa next week (4-5-6 July) to run a refresher training with our South African Ambassadors. In 2017 we trained 20 youth leaders from across Limpopo Province, South Africa. Since the last training, these Ambassadors have been out in their communities running road safety workshops, campaigns and spreading positive road safety messages across the province.
This training will reflect on what the Ambassadors have achieved already, some challenges they may have faced as well as building their skills in leadership, communications, fundraising, advocating for road safety with youth and strategizing their future work.
Check out the video to see the vibrancy and energy of the South African Ambassadors in action!
We will be live-tweeting and sharing information from the training on our Twitter page as well as report on our website after the training.
About YOURS Workshops
We use our years of expertise in workshop delivery to develop the capacities of young people in the field of road safety. With global experiences from Belize, Cambodia, Kenya, Niger, Oman, Saint Lucia, South Africa and the USA, YOURS is able to provide youth-friendly, highly interactive and dynamic workshops for young people. These workshops have big impact on the lives of young people are create robust youth action to reduce road traffic crashes amongst 15-29 year olds.