JN Foundation, UNICEF To Roll Out Project To Improve Safety Of Children

 Caption: Mark Glover (left), senior full-stack web developer at iRAP, has the attention of students at Denham Town Primary School during a workshop to implement a programme to improve the zones around selected schools aimed at making them safer. Sharing in the moment is Onyka Barrett Scott (in background), partnership and development manager at the JN Foundation.

The JN Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and international motor sports foundation, the FIA Foundation, will be implementing a project that will make the areas around Jamaican schools safer.

The project, X Marks the Spot - School Crosswalk Safety Campaign, will be rolled out over the next three months and will entail improving the zones around selected schools so as to make them safer.

Onyka Barrett Scott, partnership and development manager at the JN Foundation, said: "This is a pilot project and the intention is to work with at least two schools where we can do some very tangible and impactful improvements to the road environment in the immediate vicinity. It is important to us that our children feel we are collectively doing our best to keep them safe when using the roadways," she informed.

The improvements will include upgrading of the infrastructure around the schools to make them safer for children to commute and will entail the erection of signage for bus lay-bys, pedestrian gates, widening and paving of sidewalk. Read more >>>