‘Walking safely’ Education Project: Teachers Training and Students Education


During December to January, under the collaboration between Safe Kids Thailand (SKT) /CSIP, the Primary Educational Service Area Office (under Ministry of Education) in Rayong province and Samutprakarn province, and University Student volunteers has organized the campaign “Walking safely’ Education Project: Teachers Training” with the theme ‘Walk and cross the street, students need teacher’s hand’. The campaign was taken at Rayong province and Samutprakarn province to 82 teachers. Concept of the campaign was about educating teachers so that they can teach their students. Teachers learned about safety materials and methods related to child pedestrians. After the training, each school received 1 set of educational tool (such as photo or media-related to pedestrian safety, survey questions / behavioral survey, safety kits or manuals). The trained teachers could educated their students at the total of 11,863.


Trained teachers’ knowledge increased from 88% up to 94%. Moreover, 90% of them felt more confident in teaching this subject. 88% of participants felt interested in this type of training because it was not serious and different from other training. 90% of teachers gave positive comments about workshops are a useful and helpful method for teachers in preparing and conducting traffic safety lessons at school. And we had recommended from them to expand this type of training to other provinces.  


After training, trained teachers could teach their students and found 11,863 students had been taught.  11,863 students found knowledge increase from 57% up to 72%. Response from students found in student greater participation with curiosity and enjoyment, in particular the activity about 5 steps in crossing - - ‘stop-look-listen-think-walk’, more awareness about pedestrian safety, higher level of interest in educational tools, knowledge extension to the family. Comments from teachers such as adapting SKT educational tool into learning class, arranging student training class 1 time in a term at the minimum, requesting SKT training regularly each year and for every school, training extended to families and communities because environment of survey students are risky such as located near water sources, near main road, near quiet road etc.