3rd UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015, Doha, Qatar
Multiple events are organised by the Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Education, Supreme Council of Health, Hamad Trauma Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar University Road Safety Studies Center, Non-Governmental Organizations (Qatar Awarness and Soul Bikers) and selected schools. The child declaration, in English and Arabic, was distributed to all independent and international schools and to identified students committed to road safety. The number of the students in Qatar who participate will be announced at the end of the week. A demonstration of road safety activities will be conducted in 3 selected schools. A workshop will be conducted in the Traffic Department Headquarters to invite all community stakeholders to commit collaborate for child road safety in Qatar. The Hamad Trauma Center, Hamad Medical Corporation will host a commitment event for key stakeholders and the National Committee for Traffic Safety, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy, will organize a 'Vision Zero Power Talk' for road safety professionals.
Contact: Abdelwahed Al Aneezy
6 May 2015, Doha, Qatar
Children's party where both parents and kids are engaged on games and arts following the key messages on road safety.
Contact: Mary Ann Chiuco
Tel: +974 66580398
30 April - 21 May 2015, Doha, Qatar
Qatar Road Safety Studies Center (QRSSC) at Qatar University had arranged several activities for the Global UN Road Safety Week 2015. In line with this year's theme; #SaveKidsLives, QRSSC had conducted several activities for the children in Qatar. As we believe in kids' rights to safely use the roads, and their parents' rights to secure their kids' lives, QRSSC had found this year's theme a great opportunity to raise awareness among Qatari society. There were two main activities that took place; the first one was to take kindergarten children (around 4-5 years old) to the Traffic Department, where they enjoyed the experience of the traffic village, which is designed for children of their age. They had a fun lecture, played games and drew their dream cars! Interestingly, there was this particular kid who drew a car, along with his brother's and his car seats. Such simple drawing from a 5-year old could tell a lot of his parents' road safety consciousness, and hopefully; it could be a good sign of the success of road safety awareness campaigns in Doha, in the recent years.
Contact: Hind Alshlash