The occasion was at held at the ROP Traffic Safety Institute. The ceremony awarded sixteen schools and 3 Regional Directorates of Education for identifying and implementing revolutionary techniques to raise awareness on road security. The occasion was attended by H E Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed bin Nassir al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education and officials from the ministry as effectively as public and private sector partners.
The winners of the very first spot have been, Reyad al Ebdaa Basic Education School (North Batinah), Ka’ab bin Malik School (North Batinah), Al Hoqaien School (South Batinah) and Rawdhat al Falaj Private School (North Batinah).
Held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sultan Qaboos University and the ROP, this year’s nationwide road security competitors attracted much more than 500 schools creating up 30 per cent of schools in the sultanate. The initiative reflects Shell’s commitment to guaranteeing the security and effectively-getting of college students across the nation.
Teams exhibited their function via a quantity of mediums such as plays, art operates, and videos. Winning schools have been assessed primarily based on two primary criteria: how sustainable and impactful their projects are on the neighborhood and how integrated their teamwork was.
The award ceremony also integrated an exhibition of the winning projects exactly where students showcased their exemplary initiatives and activities.
In addition, the 2018-2019 Shell Road Safety Awards was announced focusing on security about the college campus with a especially emphasis on the security of youngsters in college busses. This year’s winning schools will also be eligible to compete for the newly introduced ‘Sustainability Award’ in the 2019 edition with RO3,000 at stake.
Amna al Balushi, assistant secretary basic, Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science and chairperson of the Shell Road Safety Awards Committee stated, “Our duty as educators goes beyond the textbook. We have an obligation to educate future generations on a selection of life expertise such as road security.
By incorporating ‘Shell Road Safety Awards’ as a staple programme into our schools, we are shaping our youth to turn out to be accountable citizens and at some point, accountable drivers and passengers. As we guide them to realize the value of road security, we are producing a social influence that, I am confident, will continue to be passed on to future generations.”
Muna al Shukaili, basic manager of External Relations and Social Investment Lead at Shell Development Oman stated, “It is important that we continue to make a positive impact on our communities. Road safety is a priority in Shell’s social investment programmes and most importantly key to keeping our families safe. Through simple yet impactful initiatives such as the ‘Shell Road Safety Awards’ we are creating opportunities for students to learn the importance of road safety in a unique, fun and rewarding way. By working responsibly and in close collaboration with children, government officials and the private sector, we can instill a strong safety culture that will contribute to the safety of Oman’s roads and its people.”
Muna stated, “This year’s competition was in line with the digital transformation we are witnessing around us. Registration and evaluation was online, the competition went viral on social media, where hashtags were trending with more than 260,000 engagements from different schools. The road safety messages developed by the students sent shockwaves on social media platforms, raising even more awareness.”
Earlier this year, Shell worked alongside its partners PDO, Oman LNG, and Shell Oman Marketing to launch the National Campaign for Child Car Seats which was led by Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA).
Basic education schools:
Reyad al Ebdaa Basic Education School (North Batinah)
Ka’ab Bin Malik School (North Batinah)
Al Hoqaien School (South Batinah)
Rawdhat al Falaj Private School (North Batinah)
Information Source: Muscat Daily