TotalEnergies Malaysia and ARUS Academy road safety programme for schools gains momentum

PETALING JAYA: TotalEnergies Malaysia and ARUS Academy's collaborative programme ‘VIA Safe Mobility Malaysia 2023’ ended on a high note, having attracted over 2,000 students across the country this year.

The road safety programme attracted more than 90 posters on how students interpreted safety as part of the competition.

Aimed at increasing road safety awareness among school students, and the programme also sought to nurture and empower next generation of young road safety ambassadors to spread awareness in their schools and communities.


At the closing ceremony, TotalEnergies Marketing Malaysia managing director Jennifer Li said part of the company’s sustainable development efforts is to energise lives and communities it operates in.

"The VIA Safe Mobility Programme holds a special place in our hearts as it reflects our commitment to nurturing responsible citizens and promoting road safety," she said.

Since the rollout of the programme in July last year, the VIA Safe Mobility Malaysia has positively engaged 43,150 students aged from 10 to 16 years old in Malaysia.

This year alone, the programme has been deployed in 137 schools across Malaysia, with 42 schools participating in the road safety poster drawing competition.

(Fourth from left) Maizatul Arzia, Rizati. Li and Alina with the winning schools' teachers and students.l
(Fifth from left) Maizatul Arzia, Dr Rizati, Li and Alina with the winning schools' teachers and students.l

The VIA Safe Mobility Programme is also rolled out globally through the TotalEnergies Foundation.

The deployment is now picking up speed and the milestone of 500,000 has just been reached.

Some 40 countries across the five continents have deployed the programme in 1,500 schools and youth centres, in partnership with about 40 local NGOs globally.

ARUS Academy CEO and co-founder Alina Amir said empowering youth to become road safety ambassadors is not just about protecting lives today but ensuring a safer tomorrow.

"The dedication shown by the students and the support from all stakeholders are a testament to the programme's success," she said.

Winning student artwork from the road safety poster drawing competition (1)

At the ceremony, three national winners of the poster drawing competition received their prizes.

They are Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Pandan in Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Kajang and Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 16.

Also present at the event were Putrajaya Education Department's Student Talent Development Unit assistant director Maizatul Arzia Omar and Malaysia Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) research officer Dr Rizati Hamidun.
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