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Over 1,000 helmets donated to province that accounts for 5% of nationwide road crash casualties

31-03-2018

Students from Batheay Primary School laugh at an entertaining performance during the helmet handover ceremony.

Students from Batheay Primary School laugh at an entertaining performance during the helmet handover ceremony.

Over 1,000 quality helmets were donated to students and teachers from Batheay Primary School and High School as part of our Safety Delivered program supported by The UPS Foundation. Located on National Road 6A in Kampong Cham Province, the Batheay school district has recorded a high number of road crashes. In 2017, three people from the Batheay Primary School were injured in crashes, and between 2012 and 2017, five people died and 15 were seriously injured, including an ex-school director. In 2016, road crash casualties in Kampong Cham Province accounted for 5% of the nationwide total, with 86 people killed in the province.

During the week leading up to the helmet handover ceremonies, a road safety teacher training was conducted by AIP Foundation staff.  A total of 68 teachers from both the high school and primary school attended the education session, which empowered them with the tools and training to pass on road safety knowledge to their students.

“This training is quite new for me and highly crucial towards being aware in order to avoid a road crash. I will distribute this information to my students, colleagues, and people in the community so they can better protect themselves from a road crash,” said Ms. Siv Chanthrea, School Principal of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen Batheay.

View more photos from the helmet handover ceremony and trainings here.

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