What problem did you address/are you addressing?
To increase traffic culture of behavior patterns of youngsters, teachers and parents to reduce accidents, prevent their participation in adverse situations in traffic by bridging the gaps in teaching road safety to children from kindergartens and students through various forms of extracurricular work, and practical exercises in real life on the street by bridging the gaps in teaching road safety to children from kindergartens and students through various forms of extracurricular work, and practical exercises in real life on the street. The project was implemented by one of the central metropolitan municipalities, "Lozenets" and National Club ‘Bi-Bit’. The activities are carried out on its territory, included children, students, teachers and parents from four schools and nine kindergartens with a total of 2,022 direct participants and the estimated number of indirect participants 250.
What are your objectives?
Getting participants acquainted with traffic rules through thematic tests and competitions, "My safe route to school", "Pedestrian behavior rules", "Skills and safety when riding a bicycle in traffic".
Setting up a network of school patrols within the area of "Lozenets" municipality. Understanding of the place, role and activities of the school patrols. Making and keeping routine contacts with local authorities and traffic police to provide information
Providing teachers with innovative teaching methods and best practices in road safety.
Describe the characteristics of your target audience
Kindergarten kids (60), secondary school students 1-8 grades (1865), teachers (72), parents (25)
How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative?
1. On the Bulgarian National Radio and Radio "Focus" - acquainting listeners with project activities, and after its implementation - with the results2. Information on the "Lozenets" municipality website. 3. Posting in the "Lozenets" municipality Facebook account. 4. Publication in the Bulletin Lozenets" municipality. 5. Posting in fakti.bg online news media. 6. Outdoor advertising through regional print media "Sofia newspaper".
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action?
Implementation of the project is assessed as successful. Projected goals were met and the various individual activities were completed.Application of acquired knowledge and skills in road safety by the project in the coming years. There are opportunities to multiply the results of the implemented project. The project ended with a show lesson (20 June 2014) in a kindergarten, where the children interacted/demonstrated the lessons learnt by the “Bibitko” software games, developed by “Bi-Bit” National Club, before teachers, parents, representatives of Sofia Municipality and “Bi-Bit”.
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities?
When did/will you carry out the evaluation?
Before and after the intervention
Please list the indicators you use to measure success
Students and children, teachers and parents with children with increased knowledge of traffic safety improved traffic behavior; reduced number of traffic offenders.
A set network of student patrols. Four Student patrols with outstanding knowledge and civil liability.
Teams of students with additional knowledge of traffic rules and skills acquired, who are prepared to deal with rapidly changing situations on the road.
Teachers using modern methods and practical experience using software for teaching road safety.
Completed tests, roadmaps and questionnaires.
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.)
Tests – 1,865; Road maps - 34; Questionnaires -21