The Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (Minerd), together with the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant), started today the “Road Safety Education Training Program for Multipliers”, as part of President Luis Abinader’s government commitment to include road safety education in the country’s educational centers.
The training, coordinated by the Minerd through the National School of Road Education of Intrant (Enevial), involves technicians and teachers from 18 regional and 122 district schools, including the National District, Santo Domingo province, Santiago, La Vega, San Cristobal and La Altagracia, who will be in charge of multiplying the knowledge acquired to those who teach the subject of Social Sciences at the secondary level throughout the country.
The training day is also intended to provide teachers with tools and techniques on road education and safety, in accordance with Law 63-17 on Mobility, Land Transportation, Transit and Road Safety.
During the program’s kick-off ceremony, the vice minister of Technical and Pedagogical Affairs of the Minerd, Ancell Scheker, said that, “thanks to the hard work of Intrant, Enevial and our technicians, today it becomes a reality to have a specific program to work on road safety education in the classrooms”.
Meanwhile, the director of Enevial, Jonathan Cabral, representing the executive director of Intrant, Colonel Randolfo Rijo said that, “today we are following up on the vision of our president Luis Abinader, to promote road safety education in schools and you will be the protagonists of creating awareness about safe driving, which also corroborates with the decrease in accidents”.
Cabral added that, “from Intrant it is more than a commitment to be part of history through training by expert facilitators to teachers, who in turn have the commitment to instruct the drivers of tomorrow in the classrooms of the country’s educational system,” he said.
The training program will last four days and includes modules on “Fundamentals and Scope of Law 63-17”, “Road Safety and Citizen Commitment”, “Technical Formulas and Strategies” as well as “Human Relations in Traffic”.
It is recalled that another initiative that is part of President Abinader’s commitment to the safety of students, is that through Decree 616-22, the implementation of the National School Mobility System was declared of national interest and the Student Transportation Service (TRAE) is being implemented.