The Rotary club of Tauranga Te Papa along with five other Bay of Plenty Rotary clubs supports the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness road safety courses which we help deliver to Year 12 students attending the local Bay of Plenty colleges. The Rotary club’s collective donates a minimum of $2000-00 to every course facilitated in the Bay of Plenty.

RYDA is more than a program, it’s partnership which supports teachers on the journey as they provide their students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens. Taking, largely, a student inquiry learning approach, RYDA becomes part of the school culture from the first to last day of a young person’s high school life. Beyond that, RYDA provides students with the tools, habits, and motivation to act and stay safe on our roads as both drivers and passengers throughout their lives.
Long term change will only be realised where educational materials support each-other and key messages are repeated over time. RYDA, a program professionally developed by leading learning organisation, Road Safety Education Limited (RSE), is designed to complement the high school curriculum.
RYDA features a highly engaging and memorable one-day workshop which front-loads students’ understanding of road safety. The workshop sessions are designed to be held in small classroom sized groups (approximately 25 students) and are led by a team of trained facilitators including Police, driving instructors and other community sector specialists.