Officials of Vivo Energy, NRSC, GES, as well as staff and students of participating schools
VIVO Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuel and lubricants as part of its Community Investment Initiatives, has launched a school road safety empowerment programme in partnership with the National Road Safety Commission (NSRC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The programme dubbed, ‘My Road Safety, My Life,’ has the broad objective of educating school children for conscious, civilized and safe behaviour on the road as pedestrians, passengers and cyclists.
‘My Road Safety’ is a pedagogic interactive programme comprising series of classroom work, outdoor road safety activities, simulation exercises, quiz competitions among other activities.
A press statement issued and signed by Shirley Tony Kum, Corporate Communications Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, said the first phase of the programme is being implemented in 10 basic schools in the Greater Accra Region located on high risk roads.
Participating schools include SDA Basic School, Bishop Mixed, Bishop Girls, Accra Sempe Primary, Boundary Road, Kwashieman ‘1’ Basic School, Kwashieman ‘2’ Primary School, Mamprobi Sempe 5 JHS/North 4 Primary School, Salvation Army B Basic and All Saints Anglican Basic School.
The Minister for Transport, Dzifa Attivor, who launched the programme, said the government takes a serious view of any effort that promotes the welfare of the people and remains committed to supporting the efforts of the NRSC and its stakeholders who, through such collaborations, also discharge their corporate social responsibility.
The Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission, May Obiri Yeboah, commended Vivo Energy Ghana for providing the funding for the project and said the partnership with the Commission would reinforce safety consciousness in children.
The Managing Director (MD) of Vivo Energy Ghana, Fred Osoro, said the company was committed to the programme and promised to work with relevant stakeholders towards its successful implementation.
He said the company intends to replicate it in schools in the 10 regions of the country and urged the teachers to intensify road safety education in the various schools.
Toolkits comprising road safety text books, posters, games, safety vests, school bags, among others, were distributed to pupils of participating schools to facilitate effective classroom and outdoor lessons on road safety.
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