Member spotlight: Saving children’s lives with a ‘yellow carpet’

Our new member spotlight describes ChildFund Korea's Yellow Carpet initiative, which is saving the lives of school children at dangerous road crossings.

Public interest in safety in South Korea has been growing since April 2014, when a ferry boat heading to Jeju Island sank. More than 300 people, most of whom were students on a high-school trip, died.

  • 33% of Koreans feel that their society is not safe.
  • 44% of child deaths in Korea are due to traffic accidents.
  • 50% of child traffic deaths occur when children are crossing the street in crosswalks.
  • 89.3% of accidents in school zones happen when children are in crosswalks

ChildFund Korea is doing its part to improve safety in the country through the ‘Yellow Carpet’ initiative.

Read "Saving children's lives with a 'yellow carpet'" on our Member spotlight page.