Life Style
Vivo energy gives school children road safety tips
Publish Date: Jun 12, 2014
Vivo energy gives school children road safety tips
PupilsPupils of Kibuye Primary School learning road safety tips. PHOTO/Nicholas Oneal
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Nicholas Oneal 
 
Vivo Energy the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in 16 African countries have started holding road safety training in 6 primary schools in Kampala. 
 
The initiative aims to increase road safety awareness and commitment among school children and to help change their attitude and behavior on the road, thereby indoctrinating a road safety culture among Uganda’s future generation. 
 
The Road Safety Education Programme which was launched on the 13th March 2014, as part of the company’s corporate social investment programme will train over 1,200 school children from 12 schools in Kampala. 
 
 
It is also aimed at reaching at least five million people with road safety messages on radio and training 1,200 Boda Boda operators on proper road safety behavior. 
 
The programme will be implemented in partnership with the Safe Kids Uganda, Uganda Police, Integrated Transport Systems, and the media.
 
The programme activities commenced today with a session conducted at Kibuye Primary school in Makindye division and the pupils at the school were trained on road safety practices and measures that will help keep them safe on the road. 
 
 
Kibuye Primary school is one of the 6 schools that will benefit from the training. Other schools will include Kiswa Primary School, Makerere University Primary School, Sunrise Primary School, Light House Primary School and St. Benedict Primary School.
 
Speaking during the training at Kibuye Primary School, Cerinah Zalwango, Corporate Communications Manager, Vivo Energy Uganda, cautioned the children to always look out for, and avoid unsafe situations like speeding vehicles, while using the road, and ensure they are seated and well belted in a moving vehicle. 
 
She encouraged the children to engage in safe road practices and also urged them to be safety ambassadors at school as well as back home. 
 
The headmaster of Kibuye Primary School, Mr. Sengambi thanked Vivo Energy Uganda for their effort and contribution towards building a safer and therefore better future for the children of Uganda. 
 
“It is critical for our children to be aware of all issues related to their safety on the road as they come to school daily and encounter dangerous situations on the road," said Sengambi. 
 
All Vivo Energy drivers receive defensive driving training, have on-board computers, journey management systems and an active safety-focused drivers’ club with a reward and recognition system. 
 
The company seeks to carry its safe road usage behaviour to the communities through these trainings.
 
 
 
 RELATED STORIES

 Uganda Red Cross embarks on boda-boda sensitization for road safety

Transport Licencing Board, Road Safety Council formed

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Another memorable trip to  .  . . Fort Portal
The trip to Fort Portal always conjures mental images of a long menu of attractions like; scaling Mount Rwenzori, tea gardens, nature walks, primate stalking, culture shocks, hot springs and bird watching....
Exclusive interview: Desire Luzinda forever 25
I feel good. God can transform situations that are meant to be your worst into good ones. I didn''t know I would recover; I was so devastated at the time that I wanted to leave the country, but through prayer, things started to change. Over time, people started to believe that I was not the one who...
80% women do not shower daily — survey
Four out of five women admit they do not shower every day and a third say they can go for three days without bathing....
Penis size: researchers provide the long and short of it
The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66 cm around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 appendages around the world....
Slum girl to silver screen: Uganda
Phiona Mutesi happened upon chess as a famished nine-year-old foraging for food in the slums of Kampala....
Steam those pimples away
As the body's protective outer-shell, your skin puts up with a lot. Harmful elements such as chemicals, infections, cuts, scrapes, and this tropical sunlight keep the seemingly delicate organ under near-constant assault....
Is KCCA doing enough to curb poor hygeine?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter