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120 university students trained as road safety ambassadors for their peers

17-12-2017

120 university students from across four universities in Phnom Penh were trained as road safety ambassadors.

120 university students from across four universities in Phnom Penh were trained as road safety ambassadors.

This month, 120 university students from across four universities in Phnom Penh were trained in communication skills, road safety, child protection policies, and development of a road safety awareness strategy as part of our Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation. The first training workshop was held at Phnom Penh International University on 16-17 December, with another training scheduled for 23-24 December at the University of Cambodia.

The workshops, developed after focus group discussions with university students, focus on teaching student ambassadors to be role models for road safety among their peers and in their local communities. Training sessions emphasize youth-friendly instruction methods and include video, simulations, and group discussions. Upon completion of the workshops, students will be equipped with skills in communication and with educational training resources that will enable them to promote road safety to a broader and younger audience. Student ambassadors also developed a plan of action to raise road safety awareness, to be implemented in January 2018.

“Young people are the most vulnerable road users in Cambodia. We are happy to be involved in such a life-saving project,” said Hin Sam Ath, Senior Vice-Rector, General Affairs at Phnom Penh International University. “University student ambassadors are the ideal community leaders to encourage young road users to obey the traffic law and to stay safe when commuting.”

View more photos from the training here.

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