USD $1.7 Million+ for Amend’s Safe School Area Work in 10 African Countries

Safe infrastructure saves lives

We are proud to announce that the FIA Foundation and the Puma Energy Foundation will support Amend’s safe-school-area work in 10 African countries (Benin, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia) with more than USD $1.7 million in funding over the next three years.

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During this project, 30 high-risk school areas – where at least 2% of the student population is injured in road traffic every year – will receive Amend’s proven-effective school-area road safety program.

This program provides simple, targeted infrastructure measures – including footpaths, speed humps, bollards, and zebra crossings – that decrease vehicle speeds and separate child pedestrians from traffic.

We recently completed a multiyear impact evaluation: the program reduced injury rates by more than 26% and lessened the severity of the injuries that did occur.

The safe infrastructure we deliver saves lives and also demonstrates to governments that they can – and indeed must – act to save the lives of the most vulnerable citizens on their roads: children.

We are extremely grateful for support from the FIA Foundation and the Puma Energy Foundation. Their vision to fund evidence-based work – adapted to local circumstances for long-term change – is powerful.