The Sultanate of Oman has been a leading figure in the field of road safety, championing the early movement for the Decade of Action for Road Safety and investing in youth empowerment.
In Oman, we have delivered several road safety workshops. We worked with a multitude of youth representatives in the region to train them in road safety at the Middle-Eastern Youth Assembly. We run one of our first Training of Facilitators here as well as delivered a stand alone workshop at the Muscat Youth Summit back in 2011.
Youth in Oman face a number of unique road safety issues that are specfic to Arab culture and our trainings adapted to the local realities facing young people.
Participant in Road Safety Workshop, Muscat Youth Summit
Our work in Oman has primarily partnered with the government of the Sultanate of Oman and its associated ministries including Brand Oman and Youth Ministry. For the 36 Middle-Eastern Youth Assembly, young people from 24 countries gathered in Muscat to talk about youth and road safety issues in their region as well as be trained on some key road safety topics. The event was sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman and organized in partnership with us.
The Muscat Youth Summit, organized by Brand Oman along with a steering group of delivery partners brought together hundreds of young people across the country to experience a range of youth development issues through interactive workshops. We ran a stand alone workshop on road safety at this summit with 35 young participants.
Following on from the Summit, we organized a Training of Facilitators in Muscat, Oman with a local NGO to empower a group of young leaders who went on to train others in road safety.
In Oman, we ran several workshops to empower youth. In the Training of Facilitators, the objectives were in line with our overall programme:
In our stand alone session at the Muscat Youth Summit, young people had the opportunity to grasp road safety issues from a wider global context as the summit brought together young people from all around the world:
It's no secret that young people experience life differently to their parents and the older generations, so then why do so many workshops assume that young people want to sit through an old school style of learning? We've experienced it ourselves, sitting through hours of presentations, speech after speech and talk after talk. If we really want to engage with young people, we know this is not the way! Therefore YOURS is using a highly interactive and enagaging methodology while delivering workshops.
In Belize, we worked with our local partners to select the most approriate road safety topics relevant to the lives of young people but also reflective of the road safety situation in the country, based on official statistics. All topics are facilitated by our master trainers who bring their years of experience to make road safety topics accessible, engaging and fun.
The topics covered in the Oman programme included: