Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)

by WANYAMA AUTOSAFETY INITIATIVES
Play Video
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)
Community actions for road safety in Uganda (CARS)

Summary

Uganda registers over 12,000 road accidents annually with over 3,800 deaths; where school children are often victims. The poor mechanical and physical conditions of vehicles courtesy of the limited capacity of local mechanics to maintain and enhance safety systems; is very under-looked among reported causes of accidents yet such vehicles dominate the roads in Uganda. This project will train over 50,000 local mechanics, school children and motorists on road safety from a technical standpoint.

$85,000
total goal
$84,940
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Uganda ranks among the top countries in the world with highest rates of road accidents. In the last decade alone, over 150,000 road accident cases were recorded with over 40,000 fatalities. Over 20% victims were school children; according to statistics from Uganda police. Reports only highlight reckless, distracted, and under the influence driving as major causes of accidents; not accounting for excessive poor mechanical and physical states of vehicles in Uganda that lead to accidents.

Solution

This project will train over 20,000 local mechanics with limited capacity to learn proper diagnosis, maintenance and enhancement of safety systems in automobiles to counter mechanical breakdowns that often lead to accidents. Awareness on common uncertified, unsafe modifications will be raised. We will improve motorist response to child road safety, train school children on child-motorist communication. We will influence data-driven policy reform by disseminating our research information.

Long-Term Impact

There will be a great reduction in the number of road crashes in Uganda due to improved automobile maintenance and safety enhancements that will minimise mechanical breakdowns and potentially dangerous modifications; improving livelihoods too. Through our technical approach and partnerships, over 100,000 primary school children will learn safety through precaution and communication skills with motorists. Regulatory measures on vehicle maintenance and motorist conduct will improve.

Resources

Organization Information

WANYAMA AUTOSAFETY INITIATIVES

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AutosafetyUG
Project Leader:
MICHAEL WANYAMA
Kampala, Uganda
$60 raised of $85,000 goal
 
3 donations
$84,940 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

WANYAMA AUTOSAFETY INITIATIVES has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.