Paul Hughes and William Robertson trained six driver-trainers at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar Es Salaam.
As well as teaching practical driving techniques on the road and in the classroom, Hughes and Robertson showed the NIT driver-trainers how to perform safe trailer coupling and thorough vehicle checks, as well as journey planning and fuel-efficient driving.
“One of the biggest challenges we faced was the general standard of driving from other road users,” says Hughes (pictured, second from left).
“Teaching people in those conditions is tough, so you really have to admire what the NIT is doing. I take my hat off to their instructors; they are doing a marvellous job.”
Robertson adds: “It was an experience I’ll remember for a lifetime. Knowing our training will help develop and make drivers more knowledgeable and safer on the roads was the biggest takeaway for me.”
Fowler Welch is a regular supporter of Transaid, but this was the first time it had sent staff to work in Africa.