Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx – Safe School Zones
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 1 to 14. Eighteen member countries and more than 600 coalitions and chapters across the U.S. bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families
The Safe School Zones Grant programme created by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx improves child pedestrian safety across the United States and in Brazil, Canada, China, India, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Vietnam by tackling the biggest problem in dangerous school zones – inadequate infrastructure. Safe Kids coalitions receive grant funding and access to industry experts to make environmental improvements near schools in their communities. Many projects receive additional funding from local government.
The Safe School Zones Project aims to reduce the number of collisions, injuries and fatalities on the road around schools. This project is a model to other schools, governments and organizations working to improve safety. It demonstrates the need to identify environmental and behavioral risks, the effectiveness of multi-level interventions and the value of data.
Provision is made for up to $40,000 USD per Safe School Zone Project based on the community’s needs and itemized budget that includes all associated costs. The projects take between six months and two years to complete.