August 14, 2019
‘Connected by Safety’, Latin America Children Learning How to Identify and Respond to Emergencies
- The "Connected by Safety" social responsibility program visits Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, providing children with the tools they need to recognize and prevent dangerous situations.
- Through fun workshops, they will learn how to respond to emergencies from public safety agencies, including police and fire departments.
This year, the program plans to conduct 115 workshops across Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, benefiting more than 60 schools and 6,700 children. Children will be taught how to recognize dangerous situations and identify the safety organization responsible for helping in each case, as well as their respective emergency telephone numbers. This program is running in 2019 based on a grant that was awarded in 2018.
"We live in a region with many challenges when it comes to safety, and there are many heroes working to keep us safe. Being able to introduce children to these heroes, who then use games to teach them how to ask for help in dangerous situations, is something that fills us with pride, because we feel that through Connected by Safety we are making a difference, helping to build a much safer region," says Patricia Kapusta, program coordinator on behalf of FORO 21.
Connected by Safety is a key program supported by Motorola Solutions Foundation in Latin America due to its strong focus on public safety education which engages youth with first responders and the impact the program makes throughout the region.
“Connected by Safety supports one of our main program focus areas: public safety education. With this program we are providing Latin America children with the tools they need to protect themselves and their close circle, aligned with our commitment to building safer cities,” affirms Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
More about Connected by Safety:
Workshops timeline in 2019:
- July 1-19: Argentina
- Aug. 19-Sept. 6: Chile
- Sept. 2-27: Colombia
- Sept. 16-Oct. 11: Brazil
- Oct. 14-Nov. 8: Mexico
About The Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. To learn more about Motorola Solutions corporate giving and its Foundation, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
About the Organization of Ibero-American States
The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (abbreviated as OEI in Spanish) is an international governmental organization that promotes cooperation between Ibero-American countries in the fields of education, science, technology and culture in the context of integral development, democracy and regional integration.
About FORO 21
FORO 21 Experts in Social Transformation in Latin America is a Buenos Aires-based production company that has been creating and implementing social transformation campaigns in different Latin American communities for over 25 years. It uses a variety of educational and communication resources to bring about significant changes in communities that have a positive impact on their development and way of life.