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Our Achievements
Monday, 09 April 2012 13:46

Road Safety Youth Peer Facilitators
On 06th December 2013, five 18-25 old youth peer educators graduated from a two week intensive training conducted by Youth for Road Safety International as part of the team from across three organisations that will engage young people in their language on matters of road safety in Kenya.  Out of the fifteen leaders, PRSI sponsored five who will form a strong contingent of facilitators starting 2014.



Other Notable Achievements
• Development of training materials, training of teachers to deliver a road safety themed holiday camp in August 2013 for 4 days for over 400 children from the International Christian Centre Church.
• Partner in RS10 project with an ongoing project in Thika and Naivasha.  The project involves Matatu drivers and school children speed conflict.  The goal of the project is to communicate the message in cartoons/illustrations to make it more interesting and appealing to the children and Matatu drivers.  It is funded by Global Road Safety Partnership.
• 2012:  Admitted to  Global Alliance of NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims
•Represented in the 3rd meeting of NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims in Antalya, Turkey in April 2013
• 2011: Winner of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) award in NGOs category
•2011: Meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions to highlight the role of the judiciary in supporting the fight for safer roads.
• 2010: Lobbied successfully to stop an illegal and dangerous car park construction on Waiyaki way opposite Consolata shrine.

Pamoja Road Safety Initiative Wins the 2011 Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) Award for Road Safety in NGO’S category. Event held at Crowne Plaza, Nairobi on 8th November 2011.

20/11/2010 UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Pamoja road Safety Initiative was a lead organiser together with ASIRT –Kenya and Usalama Initiative.  The event was held at the traffic road on Nyerere rd – Nairobi.  A pile of old shoes was unveiled by Hon. Charles Njonjo to signify the more than 4000 Kenyans who die on Kenya roads every year.

Munene Gachuru: Executive Director for Pamoja Road Safety Initiative talking about the need for everyone to do their part to curb the road carnage menace in Kenya.  “Every life lost is one too many” 

Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.  KICC Nairobi Kenya
Pamoja Road Safety Initiative supports the Decade of Action For Road Safety www.decadeofaction.org .  In the next ten years we must stop the escalation and make gains.  We must reverse the trend.  Road crashes are predictable and preventable.  All of us have a role to play to make a difference.  Road safety is everyone’s’ responsibility.  Do not wait until you are a direct victim. ACT TODAY.

Prince Michael of Kent Launches the Decade of Action in Nairobi Kenya.  Others include David Ward of FIA, PS Njiru – Transport and Kalonzo Musyoka -VP

Munene Gachuru at KICC during the Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety

“Rally up” – International Christian Centre –Imara Campus- Nairobi 29th May 2011

On the 29th of May members of Pamoja road safety initiative and Chariots of Destiny joined the International Christian centre (ICC) at an event dubbed “Rally up”.

The event was not only to celebrate rallying as a magnificent sport, but also to create awareness about the importance and relevance of road safety.

Pamoja road safety initiative and Chariots of Destiny were well represented with an aim to support the decade of action for road safety 2011-2020. Members from both organizations interacted with the general public handing out pledges to drivers and pedestrians who all pledged to drive safely and aim to reduce the death and injury on our Kenyan roads.

The event saw the likes of Azar Anwar, Julius Ngigi, Charles Hinga  and many other national rally champions all demonstrating their immense skills as well as taking the pledge to make our road safe.

In what would be considered as a bizarre twist of fate, as some of the top rally drivers present at the event signed the pledge in support of the decade of action for road safety, one of their colleagues and Kenya national rally championship driver Randeep Singh Lochab was killed in a fatal road crash on the morning of the rally up event, along the Naivasha -Nairobi highway. Lochab was on his way to testing his N10 Subaru before colliding head-on with a saloon car. His trainee co-driver navigator Asif saddíque escaped death with spinal and jaw injuries.

Pamoja road safety initiative, The Chariots of Destiny and the International Christian Centre join the rally fraternity as they mourn the loss of a great driver, friend and Kenyan. A life cut short by this unnecessary menace on our roads.

 

Pledge 2 Drive Safely Pledge

Pamoja Mascot at the Rally up event

Tony Kisaka with a signed pledge to drive safely.  Behind him Munene Gachuru and The Seniour ICC Pastor Phillip Kitoto.

Imara Campus Pastor and Azar Anwar’s Navigator Julius Ngigi and Wife hold the pledge to drive safely and save lives.

Munene Gachuru engaging members of the rally teams.  Everyone was concerned with the road carnage problem and was happy to pledge to do their part to curb it.

We pledge to be safe drivers.

“We will do our part to make our roads safer”

Pledges kept coming

Azar Anwar, one of the top drivers signs

Assad Anwar signs

Senior Pastor Phillip Kitoto at the Rally up event

June 2011 Charles Hinga Promotes Decade of Action with Pamoja and Chariots of Destiny
One of the leading Rally drivers in Kenya partnered with Pamoja Road Safety Initiative and Chariots of destiny to promote the Decade of Action and road safety for the Kajiado leg of the KCB sponsored rally event.  The sticker has a road safety message.

Kilio: For those we have lost to those still here
On 21st November 2011, together with Chariots of destiny we held an event dubbed “KILIO” at the International Christian Centre – West Campus, Mombasa Road.  The event was opened by Pastor Julius Wainaina.  Different artists graced the event and highlighted the road carnage endemic.  They encouraged the participants to do something positive to reduce the suffering caused by road crashes.  A programme called “Youth Awards for Road Safety –YARS was launched by Pamoja and Chariots of Destiny.  The programme is aimed at recognising young people who work towards making the roads safer.  During the event individuals and groups were awarded for their work.  Among the winners on the day were: Abbasons from Nakuru for promoting road safety through music.

Road Safety Youth Peer Facilitators

On 06th December 2013, five 18-25 old youth peer educators graduated from a two week intensive training conducted by Youth for Road Safety International as part of the team from across three organisations that will engage young people in their language on matters of road safety in Kenya.  Out of the fifteen leaders, PRSI sponsored five who will form a strong contingent of facilitators starting 2014.

Other Notable Achievements

·          Development of training materials, training of teachers to deliver a road safety themed holiday camp in August 2013 for 4 days for over 400 children from the International Christian Centre Church.

·         Partner in RS10 project with an ongoing project in Thika and Naivasha.  The project involves Matatu drivers and school children speed conflict.  The goal of the project is to communicate the message in cartoons/illustrations to make it more interesting and appealing to the children and Matatu drivers.  It is funded by Global Road Safety Partnership.

·         2012:  Admitted to  Global Alliance of NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims

·         Represented in the 3rd meeting of NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims in Antalya, Turkey in April 2013

·         2011: Winner of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) award in NGOs category

·         2011: Meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions to highlight the role of the judiciary in supporting the fight for safer roads.

·         2010: Lobbied successfully to stop an illegal and dangerous car park construction on Waiyaki way opposite Consolata shrine.