A nationwide lesson on road safety was held in educational institutions

On November 19, a traditional national lesson on road safety was held in secondary schools of Ukraine as a part of the second stage of the Road Safety Week. The event was initiated by the International Charitable Foundation «Assistance to Victims of Road Accident» in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

As most of the participants during pandemic work remotely, the International Charitable Foundation has developed an electronic guide for teachers «Safe Road to Home», as well as a number of thematic videos aimed at different age groups of students that can be broadcast to children online or recommend for viewing. They concern the rules of conduct of pedestrians on the streets and roads, on the railway, compliance with traffic rules while using bicycles, scooters, and personal electric vehicles, raise an important topic of the use of reflective elements. They also teach the basics of initial care in case of accidents.

Two videos «Road signs and rules of conduct on the road for children ‒ Patrol Police of Ukraine» and «Stages of home care and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation» were also prepared in sign language interpretation this year with the assistance of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.

You can get acquainted with video materials on our website in the section SINGLE NATIONAL LESSON. They are also posted on our Safe Country YouTube channel. These materials can be used not only during road safety weeks, but also at any time during academic year on the basics of life safety, thematic educational hours and other activities on road safety.

As we have reported, as part of the formation of a safe educational environment, the Foundation together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Kyiv Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education of Teachers has developed a new in-service training program for educators «We know and act» that will help teachers to know more about initial care, as well as the ability to pass this knowledge to children.

The safety of children and young people on the roads has always been a priority of the Foundation. After all, the education of conscious citizens, law-abiding road users begins since childhood. Adherence to basic road safety rules will help to save the lives of our children, and the gained knowledge and skills will hopefully prevent thousands of road injuries and deaths in the future.