A critical component of the National Safety Science Campaign (NSSC) is the formation of Safety Clubs in schools all over India. This initiative by Underwriters Laboratories is the first of its kind and is currently in its pilot phase in Bengaluru and Delhi schools. The objective of the Safety Clubs is to inculcate safety consciousness among students and develop a sense of responsibility among them regarding their own safety and that of their surroundings. Teacher mentors will conduct Safety Club workshops/sessions with the students of grades 5-8 through worksheets and other activities.
These teacher-mentors will lead club activities, including but not limited to:
These activities will be closely followed by a team of experts in Underwriters Laboratories and Xpress Minds — the knowledge and outreach partner for NSSC 2018.
A Safety Club Teachers Workshop was conducted on August 18 and 25, 2018, in Bengaluru and Delhi, respectively, for teachers of various schools in the cities. The workshop introduced them to the set up and development of Safety Clubs in schools for the academic year 2018-2019. 48 teachers from 37 schools participated in the training.