HPR in partner with IMCC FAIR launched First Aid Initiative Rwanda (FAIR). aims at promoting road safety and first aid in Rwanda with goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among children and youth due to road traffic crashes in Rwanda.
On 15th March, in this week HPR conducted campaign at GS KIMIRONKO 2 that was marked by good attendance around 600 hundred students attended the campaign.
Students from Health club as they took teachings session on road safety and first aid. It was their time to show what they have learnt and to provide the key messages to their colleagues (entire school).
At the end of campaign representative of school said “ I would like to thank HPR for training our students about road safety and first aid, Road safety is a priority. It is every one responsibility to keep himself/herself and others safe. I would like also to encourage our students to share to the community what they have learnt. Let’s change the bad statistics related to bad use of road”
If we take actions including: raising awareness on road safety, legislating and enforcing laws governing speed limits, seat-belt use, road safety education and safety helmets; Road traffic crashes can be prevented and reduced.
Annual Global Road crash statistics showed that Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. more than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14. That’s means road safety is not only for the adult but also young ones should know and learn about road safety.