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:
- 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.
- Supervise the Crossing Guard to ensure that he/she appreciates the importance of his/her position and performs to high standards
- Orient children to the importance of the Crossing Guard and enforce the policy that they should only cross at a selected area.
- Supplement the pay of the selected crossing guard.
- Supplement pay of the crossing guard’s insurance.
- Provide orientation and periodic refresher training modules
- Establish a zebra crossing and other warning signs at a reasonable distance from the crosswalk
- Provide traffic uniform i.e. a branded reflector jacket and STOP sign for the crossing guards’ daily use.
- Sponsor the school to our road safety events like the children’s traffic park.
- Organize and coordinate the official school launch.
Schools we sponsor include:
- Mlolongo Primary School - Athi River County
- Milimani Primary School - Naivasha County
- Our Lady of Mercy Shauri Moyo - Nairobi County