Project Budget: USD 230,000
Dates: September 2020 to July 2023
Funding Partner: TotalEnergies Foundation and TotalEnergies Mozambique
VIA is a comprehensive road safety education program for secondary school students developed by the TotalEnergies Foundation and its partners.
Amend adapted VIA to the African context and delivered the program to 120 secondary school children at two schools in each of Dakar, Senegal and Lomé, Togo and at one school in each of Dar es Salaam and Tanga, Tanzania. The VIA program was delivered at each school, every day after school for a month via 40-minute sessions in road safety clubs that Amend established at the schools. The 20 VIA program graduates per school became road safety “ambassadors” for their schools and communities.
In each city where the VIA program was implemented, we held an event to celebrate and draw attention to the need for road safety education in secondary schools. Representatives from the government, the local TotalEnergies offices, and civil society saw safety demonstrations from the VIA Road Safety Ambassadors, who also received graduation certificates. The events also garnered considerable press coverage.
Following the successful project in Senegal, Tanzania and Togo, we developed a project with TotalEnergies Mozambique to teach VIA to a total of 450 students in nine schools in the Maputo and Beira provinces.