About the Stars Foundation
The Stars Foundation was founded in 2001 by the London based Al-Dabbagh Group, a Saudi Arabia business working in food, housing, petroleum, auto services, and packaging. The Foundation is an independent charity committed to reaching 20 million people by 2020.
The Foundation is dedicated to locally-led solutions, supporting communities to harness the insight, assets and ambition of local civil society organisations and private sector companies, to achieve social change.
In partnership with road safety organizations, including the Global Road Safety Partnership, the Foundation and the Al-Dabbagh Group, have committed to reduce child mortality as a result of road crashes through investment. A signatory to the UN’s ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’, the Foundation’s road safety initiative seeks to reach 2 million children and their families through educational and technical road safety innovations. The Foundation is also supporting specific programs in Central Asia to increase road safety knowledge and awareness among young people.
His Excellency Amr Al Dabbagh
GRSP Executive Committee
The Stars Foundation and road safety
Only 28 countries – representing just 7% of the world’s total population – have laws that adequately address the risk factors associated with road safety. To respond to this child safety issue, Al-Dabbagh Group’s Petromin has begun development of a Safe Roads Save Lives GCI with the Global Road Safety Partnership. In the UN’s ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’, the initiative will seek to reach 2 million children and their families through educational and technical road safety innovations.