Kingsway Tyres MD, Dr Manoj Shah was one of the guests at the Safe Walk to School event held at the Jevenjee Gardens on 27 September 2016. Organised by AA Kenya in partnership with the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA), Safe Walk to School is a safety training programme targeting school children, who are among the most vulnerable group of pedestrians on Kenyan roads today.
The event brought together 150 children from Nairobi Primary, Kilimani Primary and Kwa Njenga Primary schools, for a walk from Jevanjee Gardens to Nairobi Children’s Park next to the Serena Hotel. Under the guidance of the traffic police, the children received theoretical and practical lessons on road safety. Topics covered during the training were the Highway Code, traffic rules, interpretation of road signs and safe riding of bicycles.
The aim of the event was to educate the children on road safety and foster positive behaviour and attitudes that will create a generation of champions for road safety now, and in future. The campaign also hopes to leverage critical partnerships to introduce the initiative throughout the country for a greater and sustainable impact.