Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Introduction/BackgroundAs a result of continuing Road accidents which have cost lives of people, injuries and destruction of properties across the country as Rural Development Volunteers Association Tanzania (RDVA Tazania) we realized we have a role to play to prevent . We have come up with a campaign known as “Ongea Na Dereva Okoa Maisha”. The campaign gives pedestrians, riders and drivers useful information about the risks they face on the road and how they can best manage them. The campaign was developed with support from Students of Sokoine University of Agriculture following regular Road accidents in the Campus.
We are seeing an increasing number of pedestrian deaths, injuries and destruction of properties and more measures must be taken to ensure that road users safety is taken seriously. Increasingly, cyclists and motorcyclists accidents are reported. It is important that the initiatives and campaigns to address this problem not be left to specific people only such as traffic police but the society as whole should participate in order to reduce the problem.Despite a wide range of accidents, prevention measures being undertaken is still not producing promising outcome. Along highways, street roads still accidents are reported, in our homes and communities, children are still being injured and killed in domestic driveways when struck by a vehicle being driven by a parent, career or family friend. “Onge na Dereva Okoa Maisha Campaign” supports measures to reduce the risk of injury to road users including children from vehicles in driveways and is calling for support different stakeholder to support this programs to provide greater education around how to keep road users safe.
Green Campaign is a movement which aim to emphasize and mobilize students, University Workers, Staffs at Sokoine University of Agriculure (SUA) and the rest of the community to plant more trees within and outside the University Campuses. The motivational facts behind this campaign are;
v Everyday trees supply oxygen up to 4 people, thus our survival depends on trees existence
v Trees clean air we breathe, thus with tree we breathe clean air
v The World loose about 15 billion trees every year, thus we have to take initiative to make replacement
v Trees reduce noise pollution
v Trees Improve water quality
v Trees Help make our landscapes look beautiful
We call upon all friends of the environment to join us in this wealthy cause. To participate in this campaign you are requested to donate money to buy seedlings. Each Seedling Cost Tsh 1,000 Only. Our aim is to plant 5,000 trees. You can Donate many Seedlings as you can. You can send your donation plus your Name to RDVA treasurer, TECLA MLELEU through Tigo-Pesa (0655-571554) or M-pesa (0769-694835). Or you can give your money direct to the treasurer/Emmanuel Gasper (0656-405009). The campaign will be launched on 26th April 2016.
Everyone who in one way or another will participate in this wealthy event will be acknowledged.
For more information: 0659-405009