According to government data, since 2007, close to 150,000 children have been killed in road accidents in India — 50% of them under the age of 14. This is five times more than all crimes against children put together and yet the effort made to make roads safer for our children is not even one-fifth the effort to address other causes of deaths and disability for children.
SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is working to change that by advocating for better standards for child safety such as safe zones and adult-accountability, creating awareness among teachers and parents, and skills training for drivers and Police officers.
Founded after the death of a child, SLF is the same organization that got India a Good Samaritan Law last year, as per which bystanders who assist injured victims on the road are protected from legal and procedural hassles. Their life-saving work has been recognized in India as well as around the world, and I’m confident that they can significantly improve the safety situation for our children. You can learn more about their work and impact at www.savelifefoundation.org.
November 19th is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Accident Victims. I’m running the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) that day in remembrance of the little souls lost to road crashes in India and raise funds
for SLF to pursue its mission for child safety with higher capacity and zeal.
Please help me reach my target by donating generously as well as getting your friends and family to contribute to the cause.
I'm a volunteer for SLF & an amateur runner & cyclist, who is deeply concerned about the state of road safety in India and want to contribute by raising awareness and funds to make our roads safer for all. As a volunteer, I am doing the least I can do i.e. to spread awareness & also spread a message in society to help the younger generation.
Kindly be generous and help me raise funds towards this cause