ADVOCATING FOR ROAD SAFETY AND EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Meet The Director
Casey Marenge is the Founding and Executive Director of the Chariots of Destiny Organization (COD) an NGO based in Nairobi Kenya whose aim is to advocate for road safety and empower persons living with disabilities particularly spinal cord injuries. Casey founded COD after she was involved in a road crash at the age of 20 which left her quadriplegic and a wheelchair user.
The road safety mission of the Chariots of Destiny has seen Casey take up the Make Roads Safe campaign as a keynote speaker at several conferences and events in Kenya as well as speaking to several students from schools and universities in the country advocating to the youth about the importance and relevance of road safety and the dangers of reckless behavior on the roads.
Casey has also represented the Make Roads Safe campaign as a youth ambassador in several avenues internationally including the General Assembly Road Safety debate in New York and the first and second road safety annual conferences for NGOs held in Brussels, Belgium and Washington DC respectively. as well as representing victims of road traffic injuries as a speaker at the first global Ministerial road safety conference held in Moscow, Russia.
Casey is also the current Director of Digital Strategy for an international digital marketing company where she spearheads online marketing strategies for various thought leaders and tech companies.
The Chariots of Destiny Organization, (C.O.D) is a non profit organization whose mission is to advocate for road safety both locally and internationally with an aim to stabilize and eventually reduce the number of individuals killed and injured as a result of road crashes. The Chariots of Destiny Organization is dedicated to empowering individuals living with Spinal Cord Injuries by providing opportunities to live productive lives post injury, escape the bondage of social discrimination, ignorance and cultural myths associated with disability and to become as independent as possible after injury.
One of the principal goals of Chariots of Destiny is Road Safety Advocacy focused on minimizing death and injury on the roads. Chariots of Destiny activities in this regard include:-
Urging for action on Road Safety aimed at influencing, informing and assisting decision and policy makers
Conducting and documenting studies on road safety
Targeting media and the general public on campaigns
The Chariots of Destiny Organization also aims to advocate and advance the lives and protect the dignity of persons with disabilities. This is to be achieved through the promotion of equal access to employment, education, information, goods and services and provision of basic necessities.
Prince Michael International Road Safety Award
The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognize achievements and innovations which will improve road safety. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme which was founded by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety.
Opening the pan-African Make Roads Safe Conference in Dar es Salaam Tanzania on 8 July, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Royal Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety congratulated three winners of his International Road Safety Awards by saying:
"My Awards recognize innovation and reward success but most importantly they help to communicate these ideas to a wider audience, spreading knowledge and awareness of what works in road safety. I am therefore delighted that here today are three new winners of my awards; each very different but each an example of what can be done to make roads safer." Read More...
Association of Kenya Insurers Road Safety
On the 4th of November 2010 the Association of Kenya insurers (http://www.akinsure.or.ke/Home ) held their annual road safety award ceremony at the Hotel Intercontinental in Nairobi. The purpose of this annual event is to bring together stakeholders and to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly towards road safety.
At this event graced by the Minister for transport honorable Amos Kimunya, the Chariots of Destiny Organization was honored to receive an award in the category of outstanding NGO advocating for road safety. Other award recipients included:-
Driving schools, Defensive driving schools, Motor Commercials, Unilever tea, KARI, World Vision, CMC motors, Total Kenya..... to name but a few,
COD congratulates all the awardees and urges them to continue with the good initiatives.
The Anita Borg Pass-It-On Awards Program.
The Anita Borg Systers Pass-it-on Awards (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg's desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called "Pass-it-On" because it comes with the moral obligation to "pass on" the benefits gained from the award.
The Chariots of Destiny Organization's Executive Director Ms.Casey was honored to be one of the five out of 254 international applicants to receive the Anita Borg 2013 grant. Casey intends to use the grant to build on the Tech-Abled project which aims to empower women with disabilities through technology. Click here to learn more about the Anita Borg grant.
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