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VYBZING Forum Saint Lucia

15 May 2013 @ 12:00 am

From the 15-17 May 2013, YOURS partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to deliver a Youth and Road Safety Workshop under the theme: Save a Life, Save a Future.  The workshop was delivered within the framework of CDB Youth’s outreach programme; VYBZING Forum and took place in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. Together with CDB, YOURS took the lead in designing and delivering the VYBZING Forum on the theme of road safety. The Programme was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank.

Background to the Workshop

CDB and Youth ‘VYBZING’ Outreach Programme is a platform for youth engagement with emphasis on youth empowerment and participation in the development process.  It facilitates communication among youth and with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on social and economic development issues and challenges that are impacting their lives. In May 2013, CDB alongside Government Ministries of St Lucia; Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport partnered with YOURS to run the VYBZING Forum on youth and road safety issues, themed ‘Road Safety: Save a Life, Save a Future’.

Creating the Agenda

In collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, YOURS set about creating the agenda for the forum to meet specific outcomes set by our partner.The Workshop within the framework of the VYBZING Forum had 4 stages:

Stage 1: Training on Road Safety (Day 1)

Stage 2: Project Management Training and Scoping a Project (Day 2)

Stage 3: Writing a Youth Declaration for Road Safety (Day 3)

Stage 4: Follow-up and evaluation (ongoing)

Topics Covered

An introduction to the topics covered in this Youth and Road Safety Workshop can be found here.

  1. Scope of the Road Safety Problem
  2. Youth and Road Traffic InjuriesKey Risk Factor in Road Safety: Distracted Driving
  3. Project Management
  4. Brainstorm for a community based project
  5. Briefings to keep going (fundraising, networking, etc.)
  6. Advocate: designing a Youth Declaration for Road Safety


15 May 2013
12:00 am