April 29, 2016
During this school year, 18 schools from the provinces of Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Speu worked to disseminate critical road safety messages as part of a “Schools of Excellence” competition to raise road safety awareness.
Throughout the year, school groups engaged in such activities as the painting of road-safety-themed murals and the distribution of materials aimed to improve both road safety behavior and their school’s infrastructure. Prior to the competition, students and teachers received road safety education training in order to be well-versed on these topics.
An award committee comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Education, the National Road Safety Committee, the National Police, and AIP Foundation recently conducted a second evaluation at the 18 schools. The committee reviewed relevant submitted materials and interviewed teachers and students in addition to surveying the area around the school to observe school murals, the surrounding infrastructure, and safety materials available for students. After gathering the necessary information, the committee will provide information to AIP Foundation to determine the outstanding school in each participating province and to track its progress the following year.