Vivo Energy Cote d’Ivoire makes roads safer for children
Vivo Energy Cote d’Ivoire organised a road safety campaign, in partnership with the Office of Road Safety (OSER), marked by a donation ceremony at the Collège Saint Jean Bosco in Treichville on 30 October 2013.
This campaign was launched following an alarming number of road accident victims in Côte d’Ivoire, especially children. According to the OSER, between 2000 and 2012, 6,000 accidents occurred each year in Côte d’Ivoire. Every year, 11,000 people are injured and there are 600 fatalities, 40% of them are pedestrians, and 50% of the fatalities are children.
For this reason, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Côte d’Ivoire, Franck Konan-Yahaut, offered the College 500 books, pens and learning kits for the learning of basic road safety skills, and installed a zebra crossing near to the College.