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When Moira Winslow’s daughter, son and two grandchildren were tragically killed in a car accident in 1985, she started Drive Alive, a Road Safety awareness organisation. Drive Alive has been active in the previously disadvantaged school area, for the last 20 years and has made an invaluable contribution to creating Road Safety awareness amongst the South African community.
More than 2575 children under the age of 19 die on our roads annually. Road Safety education is in dire need. The problems are adult illiteracy, scarce policing on the roads and millions of school children having to cross major roads to get to school.
The Drive Alive Drama Group perform Road Safety a play that focuses on the main road safety issues: Seat belts, Speed, Peer Group Pressure, Alcohol, Drugs, Pedestrians and The Buddy System, elements which are all incorporated into the story. This last one aims to instil responsibility within the community for older learners to help the younger children and elderly, to cross the roads.
It has been shown that the use of theatre in teaching is one of the best ways of relaying information to children. In 2008 to 2009 the Drive Alive Drama Group went to 201 primary schools in Soweto and presented a Road Safety play to over 94,000 children, specifically choosing the previously disadvantaged schools.
The play is performed by actors who speak many indigenous languages, and incorporates comedy, physical theatre, song, dance and role-playing, and ensures that all the messages are thoroughly explained and taught.
Drive Alive is in dire need of funding and we would appeal to you to assist us as without your help we will be forced to close down our organisation.
Operates in: All of South Africa
Established in: 1989
Non-Profit Organisation Number: 001-417
Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930005057
Section 21 Company Number:
Contact person: Moira Winslow
Phone: 011 788 9789
Fax: 011 442 5137
Physical address: 31, 2nd Avenue, Parktown North
Postal address: P O Box 975, Parklands, 2121
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