June 20, 2016
Between the 20th and 23rd of June, AIP Foundation’s Walk Wise project invited consultants from the Global Road Safety Program in China and the WHO’s China office, Mr. Ding Baoguo and Mr. Mao, to conduct an evaluation of the road safety education that took place in connection with the project throughout the 2015-16 school year. Representatives from the Kai County Education Department were also on hand during the evaluation sessions, which were carried out in three schools.
Six classes, consisting of around 220 students, were tested with road safety skill questionnaires, and various focus groups were organized with select parents, teachers, and students who played active roles in the project over the past year. In addition, the evaluation team also interviewed the principal of each school and recorded the road-safety-related behaviors of students at school day’s end, paying particular attention to students passing in and out of the school gate.
At the end of the evaluation period, Walk Wise stakeholders gathered for a focus group discussion about the road safety successes and challenges in recent years in Kai County. The overall evaluation process provided a good opportunity to build the capacity of relevant stakeholders in Kai County and laid the foundations for an even more efficient and productive year of implementation for the upcoming school year.
To view photos from the evaluation, click here.