It is up to us, Green School Community members, to take responsibility to enhance and maintain a healthy and safe traffic situation for everybody.
The third UN Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. To make this a little more specific, goal 3.6 aims to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020. What is good to know is that South-East Asia Region contributes about one-fourth of the total global road traffic deaths. In fact, statistics show that there are about five traffic deaths every day here in Bali, and a large percentage of these involve young people not wearing helmets.
Indonesia’s national helmet law requires drivers and passengers to wear a helmet while driving. That is why we would like to emphasise, always wear a helmet. No matter how long the distance, please set an example to others.
To minimize accidents on the street in front of Green School we have developed a new Drop Off Zone at the northeastern end of Green School’s parking zone. This new Drop Off Zone is to ensure that students step-in and -out of a car in a more safe manner, while the main road is still to be used by other road users. Please use this space to drop-off students and do not use the main street.
Our First Aid Station has been very active over the first semester of this Green School year. The First Aid Station underwent a renovation back in October to facilitate the number of patients. Also a medicinal garden surrounding the first aid station helps to use plant based alternatives to treat some our patients. To give you a better idea of the total number of patients in the first semester – it was 1364, giving us an average of 273 patients per month. 90% of all patients return back to their daily activity. Thank you for your cooperation and for a safer second half of this Green School year.
Best wishes, Learning Environment Team