Making our roads safer, our families mobile and our youth employable; a driving licence makes a difference. Transforming Lives.
Our Restricted Licence and Full Licence programmes at The Salvation Army Driver Programmes offer mentorship and professional training to individuals. We strive to create a supportive environment that facilitates effective learning and skill development for safe driving and test readiness.
The Salvation Army’s Driving Training Programmes began in 2014 with the support of Waka Kotahi to rollout the Community Driver Mentor Programme pilot from the Aranui Corps in Christchurch. Due to the success of the programme within Christchurch, the programmes have since expanded to cover rural locations through Canterbury and the West Coast, offering various initiatives tailored to the target community, with specific frameworks to suit their needs. The programme may have only started as a pilot with 1 person and 1 car. But now we have expanded to a fleet of 20 cars, a team of 15 staff and over 100 mentors.