What we do
Safe Routes to School
The AIP Foundation’s Safe Routes to School program aims to improve students’ road safety knowledge and the road traffic environments near schools located in high density areas. To achieve these goals, AIP Foundation implements an interactive road traffic safety curriculum and provides technical and financial support to the schools.
Environmental improvements include:
- New entry and exit gates more appropriately spaced to relieve congestion
- Designated pick-up and drop-off points for parents
- Speed bumps with zebra crossings and traffic signs in front of the school
- New walls to better separate the school grounds from the road
AIP Foundation trains teacher in interactive teaching methods at participating schools that correlate with weekly road safety lessons for students. To help the children effectively translate the knowledge and skills they have acquired to real-life situations, AIP Foundation builds a “Traffic Safety Corner,” or a street model, on the school playground comprised of an intersection with working traffic lights, traffic signs, and sidewalks.
Safe Routes to School also promotes pedestrian safety, by employing “safety volunteers” to help children learn to cross the street safely. All students receive highly visible “STOP” hands to hold up when crossing the street.
AIP Foundation implements Safe Routes to School in partnership with state agencies including the Ministry of Education, the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Transport & Public Work Services, the private sector, and the community.
Volunteer school monitors ensure that students and parents follow traffic laws during drop-off and pick-up hours. In addition, police and local authorities clear the sidewalks near the school gates and monitor traffic flow.
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