Due to statistics indicating that that twice as many chareidi kids below 14 are harmed in traffic accidents than other kids, the Education Ministry is introducing a safety course integrated with educational games to the chareidi educational system to teach safety rules for the home, street and outings.
“We decided to help chareidi educational institutions in this important matter with all means available to us because the safety of pupils precedes everything,” said Itzik Zahavi, director of the Education Ministry’s chareidi department.
“I met the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah member Rav David Yosef and explained the plan in order to gain his support. I must mention that the rov was very impressed by the program and chareidi educational institutions are cooperating very well and show deep understanding of the need to sharpen the message and… teach road safety.”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel