This year, 2021, marks twenty years since our major donor FIA Foundation was established as an independent charity to serve the public interest; their recently released Annual Review Report highlights Star Rating for Schools as significant achievements.
Star Rating for School’s achievements noted in the 2021 Annual Review include:
- Continued growth of the Star Rating for Schools Programme with another 43 schools improved and USD$123,824 invested. This brings the total number of safer schools to 200 with $2.5 million invested. Almost 100 upgrades have been star rated with an average star rating of 2.73 before improvements and 4.36 (out of 5) after.
- The November unveiling of a new safe school infrastructure in Mozambique, a project of the Foundation’s new Advocacy Hub. The project brings together iRAP, Amend, and the Automobile and Touring Club of Mozambique with the World Bank to assess more than 80 schools on one highway corridor, upgrading safety designs where necessary.
- The Foundation’s work with UN agencies and experts to develop the global policy and programming framework for adolescent wellbeing central to the youth agenda. Safe system road safety interventions such as iRAP’s Star Ratings for Schools and the Amend School Area Road Safety Assessments & Improvements (SARSAI) are included in the framework.
- Ten FIA auto clubs received Foundation grant funding in 2021 to deliver projects protecting children and young people, particularly on their journeys to school, through the FIA School Assessment Programme. The FIA Programme is delivered with the support and expertise of the SR4S Assessments developed by iRAP. The 10 FIA clubs will be working in-country to support safe streets with a range of interventions and programmes in: Croatia by HAK: Tanzania by AAT; Nigeria by ATCN; Zambia by ZMSA; Uruguay by ACU; Uganda by FMU; Moldova by ACM; Colombia by AAC; Panama by ASAI; and a Georgia based project with FIA Foundation Partner EASST. Some of these clubs are receiving additional funding from the Foundation’s Advocacy Hub to expand or enhance their projects.
- Success achieved in Pleiku city, where AIP Foundation’s pilot program Slow Zones, Safe Zones resulted in extensive road modifications, infrastructure improvements on the school streets, and speed was reduced by 18-21 km/h, supported by SR4S.
The work of SR4S and its partners across the world would not be possible without the generous support of the FIA Foundation.
We express our heartfelt appreciation and congratulate FIA Foundation on 20 years of dedicated and outstanding public service that has helped to facilitate safer journeys in safer cars, saving lives across the world.
Read the Foundation’s Annual Review here.