Prevention and Road Safety
Fundación MAPFRE aims to raise the awareness of society on road safety and thereby prevent all types of accidents and reduce injury rates. Fundación MAPFRE has prioritized its target to high-risk groups (children, young people, adults and the elderly) and defenseless groups (pedestrians and drivers of two-wheel vehicles) and works on various awareness programs for this purpose. The Foundation’s activities in this area focuses on training, awareness and research projects.
In the project, whose target audience is the children aged 5-14, “Ask, Discover, and Produce” methodology has been used with the collaboration of the Imagination Center. This methodology is created considering children’s questions, curiosities, and skills. In the first phase of the project, the volunteer teachers get a training on mentorship. Later, the teachers adopt this methodology to lead the kids to find out their skills and interests. Then, the kids create their communities and start producing projects.
“Smart Kids of the City” project is carrying out in 20 schools around Istanbul during 2018-2019 educational year. The project, in which 10 volunteer mentor teachers have already started to work, aims to reach hundreds of children through face-to-face and portal. It is also planned to reward the best road safety proposals of the students through the periodically organized contests.
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