Safe School Zone - a multidimensional approach

On 18 May, with the support of PAHO/WHO Argentina, we held the virtual conference "Safe School Environment - a multidimensional approach", where different success stories in our region on safe school zones and the importance of working on them were presented.

This conference took place within the framework of the second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 - 2030, and presented not only the importance of generating Safe School Zones - which have a direct impact on one of the most vulnerable users of traffic, children - but also the success story of Guaymallén, Mendoza, where the Foundation developed a sustained work together with the authorities to evaluate and modify school environments.

María Eugenia Keller, National Advisor on Road Safety and Mobility for PAHO/WHO Argentina; Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Director of Health and Road Safety for WRI; María José Pessano, Executive Director of the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez; Cintia Brucki, Director of Planning for the Municipality of Guaymallén; Luisa Rubio and Lina García, from the District Secretary of Mobility of Bogotá; Sebastián Kelman, Director of the Training Center of the National Road Safety Agency of Argentina; Gilda Martínez, Head of the Content Area of the Training Center of the National Road Safety Agency of Argentina; and María Fernanda Rodríguez, President of the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez.

"We hope that each of the attendees will have been inspired and will have the freedom and courage to propose new ways of working and ideas to their teams. We must remember that it is everyone's responsibility, and that changes are largely brought about by the authorities who must lead the way. There are countries that have already achieved zero child traffic deaths, and that is where we must go," said María Fernanda Rodríguez at the end of the conference.

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