Throughout the years, the VIA Global Road Safety Education Programme has had a remarkable journey across Africa.
To this day, the project has been able to engage a variety of schools, professional implementing partners and road safety actors in multiple African countries.
In 2022, the programme was successfully implemented in Mali by the VIA implementing partner, the Association des Volontaires pour la Sécurité Routière, as well as TotalEnergies Marketing Mali-SA. Through regular and open communication, VIA was able to reach 180 students in three schools.
The students enjoyed a diverse assortment of educational road safety activities—namely, they learned how to cross roads safely, created and shared road safety messages with their classmates and analyzed road safety risks in their surroundings.
After the two-month activity period, the Association des Volontaires pour la Sécurité Routière wrapped up the implementation phase on May 6th within TotalEnergies Marketing Mali’s premises. The Director General of the National Agency for Road Safety (ANASER), the Director General of TotalEnergies Marketing Mali, together with students, school authorities and local road safety bodies attended the ceremony.
In Tunisia, TotalEnergies Tunisia, in partnership with the Association Tunisienne de Prévention Routière (ATPR) and the support of Tunisia’s Ministry of Education, commenced the deployment of VIA on May 14th. The ceremony was attended by public authorities and media outlets. VIA’s reach within Tunisia is projected to engage up to 100 schools and is set to last from 2022 to 2024.
To progress the project, the GRSP trained representatives of TotalEnergies Tunisia and ATPR in VIA. Thereafter, ATPR educators were able to train an additional 50 teachers in different parts of the country.
Furthermore, employees of TotalEnergies and a selection of managers of TotalEnergies gas stations will be taking part in road safety awareness sessions in schools across the country.