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Road safety at Noordgrens

Ingraining road safety from a young age is practised in playful fashion at the new simulation track at Noordgrens Secondary School in Kavango East.

Noordgrens Secondary School in the Kavango East Region, home to 1100 learners from Grade 1 to 12 now has a brand new simulation field and a revamped playground thanks to the MVA Fund’s generous support.
The institution constructed a road safety simulation field and renovated the school’s playground at a cost of N$135,000.

“As children are more exposed to injury risks on the roads than adults, it is imperative to educate them from as young an age as possible, through programs that carry messages about the dangers of roads and traffic.
This will not only help them develop the knowledge and attitudes that will lead to responsible behaviour on the road, it will also help them make informed decisions and develop positive attitudes to road safety, which will expectantly be demonstrated in lifelong safe road user behaviour,” said the MVA Fund.
Data from the MVA Fund Call Centre reveals that on average, 623 people between 0 and 15 years and 3421 people between 16 and 35 years are injured in road crashes per year. Furthermore, 83 people aged between 0 and15 are killed and 302 in the age group of 16 to 35 are killed evert year.
This calls for great interventions which are crucial in making the youth stay safe on the roads.
The MVA Fund’s Chief Human Capital, Mr. Fanuel Uugwanga, said the simulation field highlights the long lasting partnership between the MVA Fund and education.

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