Tuesday, June 17, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: A two weeks training project targeting youth and road safety started on Monday in Belmopan.
Young men and women from all over the country are taking part in the training which is being held at the George Price Center in the nation’s capital.
Facilitators of the training are representatives of an organization called Youth for Road Safety and they are utilizing a train-the-trainer approach, which means that those taking part in this project will be expected to share the knowledge they gain with others.
Close to two thousand Belizean youth between the ages of 16 and 29 are expected to be beneficiaries of a road safety capacity building project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and the government of Belize to the tune of US$157,000.
The two-week training underway in Belmopan is the first phase of the road safety capacity building project and the participants are being given an intensive programme in all aspects of youth and road safety issues as well as key skills on running their own workshops with their peers.
That will be the second phase of the project where those now receiving training will be assisted by the Ministry of Education to present road safety workshops for selected high schools around the country in the coming months.
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