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FIA Foundation joins Helmets for Kids review workshop, teacher training

15-05-2018

(From left) FIA Foundation representative Monalisa Adhikari; Nguyen Huu Que, former Director of Gia Lai Department of Transportation; and Alexander Wheeler of AIP Foundation join the Helmets for Kids review workshop.

(From left) FIA Foundation representative Monalisa Adhikari; Nguyen Huu Que, former Director of Gia Lai Department of Transportation; and Alexander Wheeler of AIP Foundation join the Helmets for Kids review workshop.

AIP Foundation partner FIA Foundation had the opportunity to see our road safety work first hand during a trip to Vietnam by representative Monalisa Adhikari. While here, Adhikari participated in a review workshop for the implementation of our Helmets for Kids program during the 2018 school year. She also toured program schools associated with our Helmets for Kids program in Gia Lai province and our upcoming School Zones, Safe Zone program in Pleiku City.

Nearly 120 participants attended the meeting, including representatives of provincial Traffic Safety Committees, Departments of Education and Transportation, Bureaus of Education and Training, and 24 program school boards and parents. Impressive results were shared with the stakeholders, including a significant growth in child helmet use in the three program provinces, from 57% in September 2017 to 94% at the end of April 2018.

Following the review workshop, a teacher training for the 2018-2019 implementation school year was organized for the four new program schools in Gia Lai Province joining Helmets for Kids. The teachers were trained on guidelines for teaching road safety concepts in the classroom and how to properly do head measurements for helmets.

Our Johnson & Johnson-sponsored Helmets for Kids program will be deployed in four provinces for the 2018- 2019 school year: Quang Nam, Yen Bai, Gia Lai, and Thai Nguyen provinces. Thai Nguyen province is a new implementation location for Helmets for Kids and the region’s ethnic minority group will be a target audience for our road safety programming.

View more photos from the review workshop and teacher trainings here.

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