On Monday, March 29, YOURS – Youth for Road with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme launched the third session of the Youth Stars Programme. The session focused on data gathering methods. Participants were also trained about how to input the data in the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) applications.
The first two sessions
The first two sessions of the Youth Stars Programme led by Master Trainers Daniel Cano from Colombia, Minh Vo from Vietnam, Alex Ayub from Kenya, and Shantel Jacobs from Belize.
The first session was about the Youth Stars Programme as part of a larger project that would help build the foundation of other road infrastructure projects, plan road infrastructure assessments, conduct school safety assessments, and communicate results and scale up positive outcomes.
The second session focused on the project structure behind SR4S. Alex, Shantel, and iRAP Global Project Coordinator, Rafaela Machado, gave participants some tips on how to ensure the success, continuity, and ease of starting a rating project through the SR4S methodology and the star rating tool.
Session 3: Data Gathering
The third session was led by Master Trainers Daniel Cano and Shantel Jacobs. During the session, Shantel went over the steps on how to set up a star rating account. The participants were guided on how to establish their own projects as well as how to input the data on the roads and zones they assess. Through the iRAP star rating website and application, participants and/or users will be able to update projects get feedback from assessors.
Following the guide on the account setup, Daniel discussed how to code different elements of the streets and school zones. For instance, coding options of roadside developments would include coding options like undeveloped, residential, commercial, industrial, farming, and school.
The Master Trainers also explored ways on how to rate and record data through the SR4S tool; you can record data through the web app, through the android app, and through manual record sheets. Because of this, participants can assess roads and zones depending on their resources and preference.
iRAP and Star Rating Global Project Coordinator, Rafaela Machado, was also present during the session to address questions and queries by the participants.
The Youth Stars Programme, sponsored by FedEx, trains young leaders to use and apply the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology that was pioneered by iRAP. It runs for a total of four sessions, each held every Monday.
Learn more about Star Rating for Schools