Celebrating curriculum launch
We’re excited to announce that a new motorcycle taxi rider training curriculum has been officially launched in Tanzania. The project was funded by DFID/ReCAP (formally AFCAP – Africa Community Access Partnership) and developed in partnership with SUMATRA (Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority) and other stakeholders.
Motorcycle taxis are known in many parts of East Africa as ‘boda bodas’. More than 10,000 registered riders play a vital role in allowing people to access services in Tanzania, such as healthcare and education. At the same time, 70% of all injuries suffered on rural roads involve a motorcycle, and they comprise around a quarter of Tanzania’s road accident deaths.
Between December 2014 and April 2015, Transaid, worked closely with the stakeholders to gather and assess any existing motorcycle training curricula, identifying any gaps that need to be addressed. Feedback from motorcycle taxi riders was considered, as well as the needs of passengers. This final report details the outcomes from these activities as well as presenting the final curriculum, proposed next steps and proposals for licensing, testing and training.
Read more in our Knowledge Centre.