In fact, FedEx Express together with Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines (SKWP) recently awarded the 2017 Young Road Safety Champion during the yearly celebration of National Safe Kids Week.
Launched in 2004, the Young Road Safety Advocate Program involves fifth and sixth graders who help train younger kids proper pedestrian behavior. The Young Road Safety Champion title is an award given to the most effective student mentor of the program. Danna Jae Castillo was named the 2017 Young Road Safety Champion for her effectiveness as a young educator at Holy Spirit Elementary School.
The 2017 Young Road Safety Advocate Program
To date, the program has reached nearly 900 outstanding senior students who have mentored around 100,000 younger peers from various public elementary schools in the cities of Manila, Pasay, Parañaque, Quezon, Angeles, and Cebu.
The 2016 Young Road Safety Advocate Program
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FedEx Express Philippines Managing Director - John Peterson as quoted as saying: “We at FedEx are committed in creating safer environments within the community. By awarding our Young Road Safety Champion and celebrating National Safe Kids Week, we continue to harness the power of education and empower the youth as partners in our road safety advocacy.”
Observed every third week of June under Presidential Proclamation 1307 signed on June 21, 2007, National Safe Kids Week in the Philippines is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. This year’s program also features an advocacy walk and lectures by government and private agencies such as the Department of Health and Department of Education.