Vasco Masseh

Vasco Masseh – Accident Prevention & Rescue Initiative of Liberia (APRIL)

Date grant awarded: January 13, 2019

After the loss of his best friend in a car crash in 2012, Vasco Masseh began advocating for safer streets in Liberia through his organization, Save Life Liberia. The Liberian roads are dangerous and school age children and adolescent youth are falling victim to unsafe roads on a daily basis. Vasco wants to put an end to road traffic deaths and injuries, or drastically reduce them through a school-based road safety education project called Accident Prevention & Rescue Initiative of Liberia (APRIL) .

Vasco will carry out a well-concentrated, school-based road safety education and design crosswalk for 10 at-risk schools in Monrovia. Road safety clubs will be set up in all 10 schools to maintain the initiative even after the project lifetime. At least 3000 kids are expected to learn about safe crossing while laying colorful and beautiful crosswalks in school zones.