Skola Sajf Activities

Skola Sajf Activities

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Skolasajf Promotional Talks

What is the main cause of pollution? What problems are we facing because of pollution and how can these be reduced? How is pollution effecting our daily living and is it having a financial burden on our economy, even at family level? What alternatives do we have to conventional transport modes?

These questions along with other related issues are raised and discussed by the Malta National Electromobility Platform (MNEP) Unit within Transport Malta with around 1,500 children aged between 7 and 12 years annually, who attend the Skola Sajf Program coordinated by the Foundation for Educational Services. Sessions are held during the month of July with SkolaSajf centers all over Malta and Gozo.

Talks feature the effects of both air and noise pollution, the greenhouse effect and respiratory complications which are consequences of pollution. In order to reduce traffic jams and emissions, several suggestions are put forward by the children themselves which generally include the use of public transport, the use of ferries, walking, cycling, electric vehicles, travelling in a car with 3 people or more, making use of the priority lanes when using such modes of transport, as well as the safe use of bicycles.

When branching out into the subject of safety on the streets, emphasis is made on the importance of the proper use of the street, especially on the use of pelican crossing and zebra crossing, by giving several tips and examples. A lot of importance is given to the ‘STOP-LOOK-LISTEN’ rule as well as making sure that cars have completely stopped before crossing the road.

With regards to cycling, a number of benefits and other relevant tips are mentioned. Safety tips like the importance of having proper clothing and equipment as well as regular servicing of the bicycle are heavily stressed.