Woolworths Childsafe Research and Educational Centre opens
Childsafe South Africa now has a dedicated Research and Educational Centre built at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, where their experienced staff can focus on improving child safety and injury prevention.
The granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and global road safety campaigner, Zoleka Mandela led the launch of the first Safe Schools project in South Africa, an initiative for the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Childsafe South Africa, based at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, will be joining many other organisations worldwide take action during Global World Safety Week 6–12 May 2013 (as part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020).
Childsafe is pleased to partner with Woolworths for the YOU’RE BIGGER BE THE ADULT campaign aimed at raising awareness in keeping our children safe. Pledge to keep children safe at http://www.myschool.co.za/childsafe
Buckle Up - or You’ll be Back! Childsafe and the Management of Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital announced the launch of its Buckle Up/Seat Belt Project in November 2012. Drivers and parents leaving the Hospital at the Main Gate will be reminded to Buckle Up all passengers by the security staff; a fixed Buckle Up sign will be displayed on the Gate House; and when children are not suitably restrained in safety car seats, Red Tickets will be issued giving car safety advice. This will be an ongoing project.
The safer candle project was researched and developed in 2005/2006 by Dorothy Schulman (a childsafe volunteer and retired registered nurse) following thousands of shack fires in informal settlements in Cape Town. Its aim is to reduce fires causing severe burns and often death in children and adults; and to reduce the destruction of homes and property especially in impoverished communities.