Since September 2014, EASST’s local partner Young Generation Tajikistan has been implementing its road safety educational project funded by EASST.  In April  2015, a two day training programme took place for 28 school students in order to prepare them for their role as ‘Young Road Inspectors’. The pupils were selected from five pilot schools from the Firdavsi district of the capital Dushanbe.

Pupils plan their road safety activities

Over the two days, the Young Road Inspectors were taught interactive methods to promote safe behavior on the roads and discussed their road safety work together, led by YGT. 

On 29th April, an educational exhibition was held in the botanical garden led by the Young Road Inspectors who demonstrated their work. The exhibition was attended by a large number of children and teenagers.  Young Road Inspectors from school number 42 familiarised the participants with the rules of the road and meanings of road signs. Later, they read poems and sang songs about road traffic – very popular with the participants.  During the event a road safety and traffic quiz took place with prizes for the winners. 

Pupils and representatives of YGT and local schools

In the future it is planned that the Young Road Inspectors trained in each of the five schools will conduct a series of seminars on the prevention of risky behavior of children on the roads as pedestrians and will reach over 600 school children. Further updates will be posted on the Easst website in due course.