India Resources Trust (WRI) - Safer Commute for School Children
As part of the GRSP-led Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge, the India Resources Trust (IRT) leads a consortium, which includes the Municipal Corporation of Rohtak, the Rohtak Traffic Police and the NASSCOM Foundation for the project city of Rohtak, Haryana. The purpose of the project is to transform Rohtak into a city where children can travel safely on the road, either by foot, cycle or transit. This will be accomplished through the provision of a safer road infrastructure and better traffic management practices with a focus on the specific mobility challenges for children around selected schools.
The Centre for Environment Education Society (CEE) Safer Roads for Safer Childhood (SRSC)
As part of the GRSP-led Botnar Challenge, the Centre for Environment Education Society (CEE), together with the India Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and the Home and Political Department, State of Assam are working to improve road safety for children commuting to school through the development of school road safety plans and policy recommendations. School plans will include modifications to infrastructure, peer-to-peer road safety education in schools, awareness raising of road users close to schools amongst other activities.
Project: Safer Commute for School Children
WRI is working with city authorities (the Municipal Corporation and Traﬃc Police) and other stakeholders such as school authorities, parents, media, and NGOs on a “Safer Commute for School Children" project. The goal is to make road safety for children an essential priority for Rohtak through workshops, meetings, community campaigns and media outreach, and resulting improved road design and traﬃc management. A Child Road Safety Toolkit will be developed to encourage scaling-up similar initiatives across Rohtak, and eventually the rest of the state and country.
Safe Kids Walk This Way programme
Through the Safe Kids Walk This Way programme, Safe Kids Foundation in India has reached 3,401 schools, trained 3,764 teachers and has educated or sensitized over 4 million children since 2007. The programme focuses on pedestrian safety, bringing together teachers, parents, FedEx employee volunteers and safety advocates to teach students and encourage awareness on road/pedestrian safety and provide long term environmental improvements to make school zones and neighborhoods safe for child pedestrians.
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