On 8th May 2014, EASST’s partner the Automobile Club of Moldova in collaboration with “Foisor Fermecat” Theatre and the National Patrol Inspectorate, launched its road safety spectacle for children called “Alex in the City”.

The aim of the road safety spectacle – with young Alex as its key character – has been developed by the ACM to raise awareness of road safety among young children, to support the goals of the UN Decade of Action, and to promote responsible behavior of children and parents. It is sponsored by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and FIA Foundation.

The spectacle, held on stage and lasting around 40 minutes, sees its central character Alex encounter a variety of traffic-related situations and dangers with the aim of teaching its young viewers how to avoid and deal with such hazards.

The ACM’s Tatiana Mihailova and Alex who is set to tour schools throughout Moldova in 2014

The launch event was attended by special guests including Mrs. Jo Batson, wife of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Julie Utting of the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport, Mr. Geneve Mantri of “Hospice Angelus”, and firefighters from UK charity Operation Florian.

Guests from the UK were honoured to watch the first show in Chisinau

The event on 8th May was the first of its kind to be held in Chisinau and was presented to children from several schools in Romanian and Russian.  The spectacle targets pre-school and primary school children and will be shown in kindergartens, schools, orphanages, camps, throughout the country during the rest of 2014.

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