In Malawi, where over 17% of deaths are due to road accidents, the Muslim Hands School of Excellence has taken action. Staff have made road safety a priority for the school which is situated on a busy main road. They have worked with the Malawi Roads Authority to construct a brand new zebra crossing and put up two new road signs warning drivers of a school ahead.
The school has also introduced a crossing supervision programme to ensure children are able to use the road safely both before and after school and students are being taught about road safety.
The Malawi school of Excellence educates 155 pupils, (142 of whom are orphans) and is at the heart of the local community. Both parents, staff and the MH UK offices are delighted that, thanks to the pro-active actions of those working at the school, its students now have a safe way to get to and from school.