posts tagged with Safety

Empowering Children to become Road Safety Advocates

safekids1234.jpg According to traffic statistics more than 35,000 Filipino children are victims of road traffic crashes every year and road-related traffic injuries have become the second most common injury for children between the ages 5 and 12.

We are grateful to FedEx for working with us since 2004 to minimize these preventable injuries. To date, we have reached more than 1.4 million children thanks to...

Jose Razo Brings Flight-Safety Mentality to Driving

IMG_0042.jpg Jose Razo started flight school at the age of 18, where he was immediately taught the vital importance of putting safety first. The concept of being safety conscious comes to mind quite naturally when flying high above the earth, as consequences are so obvious in this space.

Celebrating George, and Other Community Heroes Who Are Keeping Kids Safe

CrossingGuard_SalutSteMarie2_18NV13.jpg.jpeg George Drad is the crossing guard for Beaumont School in Winnipeg. Mr. Drad’s son was killed as a child while crossing the street, a tragedy that compelled him to become a crossing guard 15 years ago after he retired. Mr. Drad knows the names of the children he helps across the road and his wife, who died recently, used to knit mittens, hats and scarves for the children...

How FedEx makes walking in Memphis – and around the world – safer for children

mem-safe-kids.png Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx...

Safe Kids Korea: Promoting child pedestrian safety with help from FedEx

Safe Kids Korea Kids in Class Crosswalk.jpg Since 2003, Safe Kids Korea and FedEx Express Korea have worked together to educate children and families about the importance of pedestrian safety.

It’s such an important issue here in Korea because road traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 1-19. In fact, eight out of ten traffic accidents involving children under 12 occur when they are walking in school zones...