Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Youth Service America (YSA) to promote road safety awarness

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Youth Service America (YSA) announced a partnership  that will formally  support Indian youth in addressing  the issue of road safety through two new “Safer Roads, Safer India” youth leadership programs.

The UN Road Safety Collaboration has announced the global campaign for the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, 4-10 May 2015, on the theme children and road safety. The campaign seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads; generate action to better ensure their safety; and promote the inclusion of safe and sustainable transport in the post-2015 development agenda.

As part of the “Safer Roads, Safer India” campaign, UL is partnering with YSA to support creative solutions from young people in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune about how they can help create safer roads and a safer India. Later this year, UL and YSA will award grants to 40 educators and 16 youth ambassadors to organize youth-led awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy activities. With support on such a global scale, Indian youth are being asked to contribute in terms of ideas and efforts, to make the “Safer Roads, Safer India” campaign their own.