The project "YOUR ideas, YOUR initiatives" involves schools from selected countries around the world that are committed to achieving changes in their community with regards to Road Safety and Mobility. As you may know, The United Nations has declared 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, in order to contribute to a decrease in numbers of road deaths worldwide.
Teachers are invited to join this international initiative with their students aged 15-17 years, and to develop a participatory classroom project. Our aim is to enable and encourage young people to contribute effectively to some of the major challenges facing our societies. This interactive project is designed to inspire students to think about what changes could be made to make our roads safer and, therefore improve all our lives.
This project fits into the participatory vision we develop in each of our projects. Last school year for instance, 200 Indian high school students from Bilaspur (a city of 450.000 inhabitants in the central part of India) decided to drastically reduce emission of Green Houses gases, noise pollution and road accidents in front of their school.
See the video - http://youtu.be/wB5ywTlPFV4
Students developed a detailed parking and circulation plan to organize inflow and outflow of students and the traffic situation outside of their school. In order to train the rest of the school and community, they conducted seminars, awareness campaigns, and worked with local police to improve the situation. They also visited other schools to spread the impact:
See the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aKDieYv ... e=youtu.be
As it is an international challenge, the top three participating schools, with a representation of teachers, and students, will have the opportunity to share their ideas and join an International Forum that will take place in Paris in June 2013.
I enclose the link to the project guidelines. Should you wish to state your direct interest to participate please complete the attached form and send it back to me (firstname.lastname@example.org