Auto club school zone training across Asia Pacific, supported by FIA Foundation

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A new collaboration to build road safety capacity for all FIA Region II Clubs through knowledge and tools has been launched by AIP Foundation and iRAP, supported by the FIA Foundation.

The programme aims to give ready-to-use knowledge and tools to the clubs, starting with iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology. This is also the chance for one of the clubs to receive funding to drive change in their country.

FIA Region II Clubs will be able to access four free online training sessions with road safety experts for safe mobility project implementation. In the second phase of the programme, one FIA Region II Club will be selected for road and school area modifications to be funded at two schools.

“This is just the start of a new journey with our long-term partners and friends. After more than five years of joint effort and successes to develop and use the SR4S in our programs now is the time to share our experience and lessons learned to create a collaborative regional impact,” shares Mirjam Sidik, AIP Foundation CEO.

Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing, and communicating the risks children are exposed to on a journey to school. It supports quick interventions that save lives and prevent serious injuries from day one. This methodology is the basis of school-based programs at the AIP Foundation, as well as of the FIA School Assessment toolkit.

“This new collaboration to build capacity for all FIA Region II Clubs opens up the expertise of two of our key partners, iRAP and AIP Foundation. The two phases of this programme are to build an understanding of the principles of safe and healthy journeys to school and the tools to deliver low-cost, effective intervention,” says Aggie Krasnolucka, FIA Foundation Programmes Director.