School Safety Program

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stage in life and the road safety culture needs to be nurtured at an early stage because they are tomorrow’s drivers.

The concept is very simple – Usalama Watch Initiative will identify work with all schools countrywide to help with the following road safety measures:

  1. Identify a staff-member who is responsible, reliable and available for duty 2hours before and after the school day at an agreed crossing point. This staff member is called the Crossing Guard.
  2. Supervise the Crossing Guard to ensure that he/she appreciates the importance of his/her position and performs to high standards
  3. Orient children to the importance of the Crossing Guard and enforce the policy that they should only cross at a selected area.
  4. Supplement the pay of the selected crossing guard.
  5. Supplement pay of the crossing guard’s insurance.
  6. Provide orientation and periodic refresher training modules
  7. Establish a zebra crossing and other warning signs at a reasonable distance from the crosswalk
  8. Provide traffic uniform i.e. a branded reflector jacket and STOP sign for the crossing guards’ daily use.
  9. Sponsor the school to our road safety events like the children’s traffic park.
  10. Organize and coordinate the official school launch.

Schools we sponsor include:

  1. Mlolongo Primary School                   - Athi River County
  2. Milimani Primary School                    - Naivasha County
  3. Our Lady of Mercy Shauri Moyo      - Nairobi County

School Safety Program

Project Purpose:

The school children road safety program is based on the commitment that no child should ever have to negotiate dangerous traffic on his or her way to or from school. In 2009 and 2011 the human (driver/cyclist) error was singled out as a major cause of road accidents in the country. Pedestrians below the age of 24 years account for 41% -75% of the all road deaths in Kenya. Over 9,300 children are involved in road traffic accidents annually and the number continues to rise. Every year young lives that are lost on the road primarily due to incidents that are highly reflective of our poor discipline and negative attitude on the roads. Children are at a vulnerable Read more



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