Simon Obi marching with fellows for Traffic Safety

Simon Patrick Obi – Capacity Building for Traffic Safety Advocate

Date grant awarded: April 10, 2019

Capacity Building for Traffic Safety Advocate in Abuja, Nigeria is a train-the-trainer program organized by GreenLight Initiative for young passionate safety enthusiasts. The training will develop and enhance the capacity of these advocates to better champion and lead road safety education and campaigns within their communities. This training became necessary owing to the numerous deaths, injuries, and permanent disabilities associated with reckless driving and lack of knowledge of road rules and ethics in the part of all road users. While less newsworthy, road traffic crashes kill far more Nigerians than the violent extremist group Boko-Haram, this is why GreenLight Initiative has taken the bull by its horn to train young people who will further enlighten others through organization of different sensitization and advocacy programs. The seed grant will enable GreenLight Initiative to pay for training space and logistics needed for proper delivery of the training.