LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Lead Partners are leading the way with the SR4S pilot and good news stories are spreading fast! Our latest news and updates track progress and celebrates schools’ and partner successes in making school journeys safer.
THE RELEASE OF A NEW SR4S CASE STUDY: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Improved Pedestrian Facilities Around IED Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (Bogota, Colombia).
In 2018, the Bogota Mobility Secretariat used the SR4S tool to provide an objective measure of risk and simulate and star rate the safety of potential countermeasures before implementation to inform school upgrades. The result showed a 2-star safety jump and a safer school journey for local children.read more
The Child Health Initiative (CHI) have recently released a report which charts progress made in the three years since the launch of the Child Health Initiative.read more
As part of the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) this year, iRAP’s Julio Urzua presented the Star Rating For Schools app at the Child Health Initiative partners meeting. He demonstrated how it can help make school communities safer and…..read more
Congratulations to one of our Star Rating for School Lead Partners – the Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation, for developing this programme and helping to make the journey for school children safer through infrastructure improvements. Fantastic that our Star Rating for Schools assessments could contribute.
Within the framework of the Safe Latin American Child…read more
FIA automobile club Emergency Assist 991 (EA991) in Botswana has launched a new project, ‘Safer Roads to Schools – Too Young to Die’, set to reduce child pedestrian injuries and deaths from road crashes.
The 12-month project is funded through..read more
The Star Rating for Schools programme is incredibly proud to be part of the FedEx #RoadSafetyMatters community. Read the 2019 FedEx report: Road Safety Matters which features the SR4S programme and other initiatives that work towards…read more
Star Rating for Schools Lead Partners AIP Foundation (Safe Kids in Vietnam) celebrated UN Global Road Safety week with a workshop to recognise the milestone of the Walk this Way program.
The Walk this Way program was launched in 2009 to increase awareness of child pedestrian safety and improve …..read more
Launch of the Star Ratings for Schools: Global Pilot Studies and Road Map to 2020 Report (April 2019)
Star Rating for Schools has been applied as a complimentary tool to support the programmes already established by each of the lead partners. A summary of the history of the programme so far is provided in the newly released report “Star Ratings for Schools: Global Pilot Studies and Road Map to 2020”read more
SR4S update from the Sixth Global Meeting – Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety in Crete, Greece (April 2019). Thursday 11 April: During a meeting with Phase 1 SR4S Lead Partners, iRAP launched the SR4S Phase 1 Report – Global Pilot Studies and Road Map to 2020, summarizing the pilot phase & the road map of the tool development.read more
SR4S update from the Sixth Global Meeting – Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety in Crete, Greece (April 2019). On Thursday 11 April, iRAP participated in the Child Health Initiative workshop on safe journeys to schools with 60 attendees.read more
SR4S update from the Sixth Global Meeting – Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety in Crete, Greece (April 2019). On Tuesday 9 April, Rafaela Machado and Julio Urzua (SR4S representatives) helped facilitate the training ‘Introduction to road safety data and school area assessment with Patrick Kinyanjui from the Alliance.read more
As part of the ‘Vale 1 vida’ campaign in Paraguay, a workshop was held to strengthen institutional and community capabilities regarding the safe mobility for children around school zones.
The workshop, facilitated by….read more
iRAP’s Rafaela Machado and Julio Urzua ran SR4S training as part of the GRSP Road Safety Leadership Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The SR4S representatives introduced the Star Rating for Schools assessment tool to 65 road safety professionals during the one-day training.read more
January 2019: iRAP’s Managing Director – Strategic Projects Greg Smith recently facilitated Star Rating for Schools training in the Philippines. Delegates from Automobile Association Philippines attended a training course which included an overview of iRAP and provided an introduction to SR4S assessments using the app.read more
In December 2018, Amend undertook investigations and upgrades at the Bophirima Primary School to improve the safety for students. Amend is working in more than a dozen countries in the developing world to improve safety near schools, including upgrading of the infrastructure safety.read more
Tuesday 11 December: Star Rating for Schools, the first-ever evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the level of risk children are exposed to on school journeys, has won a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in London, England.read more
Thanks to the Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety, iRAP was proud to be apart of the Alliance Advocates training last month in India.
It is the first time that the Alliance Advocate training has been run in Asia.
Photo credit: Child Health Initiative 2018 7 November 2018: It was announced in Jamaica that life saving infrastructure will be scaled-up to 17 more schools across the country. The Prime Minister of Jamaica – Andrew Holness and the programme partners...read more
Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an easy to use, objective and evidence based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to on school journeys. The Lead Partners are leading the way with the SR4S pilot and good news stories are spreading around the world. Make sure you sign up!read more
5 November 2018: Zoleka Mandela launches Child Health Initiative Toolkit at World Safety Conference 2018 (Bangkok). Zoleka Mandela, Child Health Initiative Global Ambassador, launched the new global toolkit at the World Safety Conference 2018.read more
As part of the Walk21 Bogota 2018 programme, the Star Ratings for Schools app was demonstrated at a ‘Walkshop’ on Friday 19 October. iRAP’s Regional Director – The Americas, Julio Urzua was invited to facilitate a ‘Walkshop’ on the SR4S appread more
17 October 2018: The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) app has made the news in Florida, USA.
SR4S Lead Partner, Safe Kids of Greater Tampa and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital are currently testing the SR4S app in the Hillsborough Country of Florida to help achieve safer roads around school communities.
Watch the news clip from ABC Action News…
Safe Roads Safe Kids Project: delivering a safe journey to school An International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) and Motoring Club Morocco (MCM) collaboration. According to data reported by the Moroccan Comité national de prévention des accidents…read more
The Secretary of Mobility Juan Pablo Bocarejo has today launched the new safe school zone at Rodrigo Lara School in Bogota, built on the back of a Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) assessment and recommendation.
In a project partnership between the Secretariat of Mobility (SoM), World Bank…