Mali’s ‘Road Safety Schools’

Around 1,000 children in Mali are receiving safety training at school to help keep them safe.

Students from 20 schools will take part in new clubs that offer training and awareness actions about road safety.

The project is being organised by the association ‘Les Amis de la Route’ (Friends of the Road) in Mali’s Sikasso region, and aims to train 500 girls and 500 boys between February and March 2018.

The Road Safety School Sikasso sessions will raise awareness of the dangers of road traffic, with a specific focus on unlicensed drivers.

They will also help Les Amis de la Route work more closely with schools, teachers, students and parents in the future.