The Chariots of Destiny Organization COD and Blood Life Kenya teamed up to launch the first Global Youth Traffic safety month (GYTSM) event on the 28th of April. COD setup a stand at Uchumi Hyper Langata Road and distributed information on the importance of road safety as well as urged the Youth and members of the public to sign the BSAFE pledge which focuses on five road safety aspects including:
Buckle up/Slow down/Always put your phone away/Focus on the road/Everyone share the road.
On Friday, 27 April 2012 the Chariots of Destiny Organization alongside the Pamoja road safety initiative participated in the Safaricom's safety and health day celebrations held at the Safaricom headquarters from 10 AM to 5 PM.
The event was held in observance of the world day for safety and health at work which is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work is commemorated annually on 28 April. Members of COD and Pamoja spoke to the Safaricom workforce on different aspects of safe driving including:
• Seat belt use by motor vehicle drivers and all passengers
• Safer speeds – use of speeds within limits and appropriate for the type of road, vehicle and conditions
• Mobile phone and other distractions in relation to driving safely
• Substance use/abuse in relation to driving safely
Other companies/organizations present at the event included Total Kenya and the Emergency Medical Service.
COD commends Safaricom for this great initiative and taking the bold step to advocate for road safety to its workforce.
The Chariots of Destiny Organization paid a visit to the HP offices in Nairobi to begin the first step in launching the Tech Abled project. This project was started to empower individuals living with spinal cord injuries i.e. paraplegics and quadriplegics through technology.
The Executive Director of COD Ms. Casey Marenge was accompanied by two beneficiaries of the tech abled project i.e. Ms. Eva Mueni and Mr. Naftali Nyambane both quadriplegics, alongside COD staff members. The group met with staff members from the HP offices who made the donation of 10 laptops to COD to be used by selected beneficiaries to gain skills in various computer packages and graphic/web design so as to eventually create an avenue for self empowerment. Members of the organization with quadriplegia will also be provided with voice-activated software to enable them to use the laptops independently.Stories of each of the beneficiaries will be posted on the COD website.The Chariots of Destiny Organization is entirely grateful to HP for this generous donation and looks forward to an even greater partnership.