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Posted On: 5 May 2009 08:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Road safety campaign in Khor, Thakira schools

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Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) Community Outreach Workgroup is taking road safety into the schools in Al Khor and Al Thakira. The ‘Safe Schools’ road safety campaign is part of RLIC programme. This specific programme focuses on road safety and raises the issues with the youth during their early educational years. Road safety experts are visiting six schools in the first stage of the programme – Al Khor Independent Intermediate and Secondary School for Girls, Ali Bin Abdullah Al Misnad School for Boys, Al Khor Elementary School for Boys, Al Thakira Primary School for Boys, Al Khor Elementary School for Girls and Al Khor Academy. Each school visit includes general talks about the importance of seatbelts, understanding road signs, accident first response, quad bike safety and other topics related to road safety. A device called seatbelt convincer will be used to illustrate to the children the importance of wearing a seat belt. This machine simulates the surprisingly-strong effects of a crash at just a walking pace. RLIC was shaped to create a respectful, trust-based partnership between Ras Laffan Industries and the North Community and introduce sustainable programs in the community to support the Qatar 2030 vision. The RLC Community Outreach Workgroup comprises of all the Stakeholders in RLC and which includes Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatargas, RasGas, Exxon Mobil, Qatar Shell, Dolphin Energy, Oryx GTL, Ras Laffan Power Company (RLPC) and Q-Power. The Director of RLC, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, who oversees the RLIC Community Outreach Workgroup on behalf of RLC and its End-Users, said that the programme aims at providing children with the insight and the importance of Road Safety at a young age. This could change the Road Safety behaviour on the roads of Qatar for the coming generation. Andy Brown, Managing Director of Pearl GTL and Qatar Shell Country Chairman and member of the RLC Community Outreach Workgroup said that the children are future drivers, and we think it is never too early to start talking about road safety.