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Helmets for Families workshop reviews program achievements in Ho Chi Minh City

26-07-2018

Representatives from six targeted primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, AIP Foundation, and HCMC's Traffic Safety Committee at the Helmets for Families year-end review workshop.

Representatives from six targeted primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, AIP Foundation, and HCMC’s Traffic Safety Committee at the Helmets for Families year-end review workshop.

After another successful year of Helmets for Families programming, we hosted a year-end review workshop at the Ho Chi Minh City’s Traffic Safety Committee office in District 1. We gathered representatives from six of our targeted primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss their experiences with the program as well as to collaborate on the next school year.

During the 2017-2018 school year, Helmets for Families directly involved 6,588 students, 6,588 parents, 345 teachers and school staff, and 115 health professionals through the donation of 3,993 helmets to students and teachers as well as 876 subsidized helmets to parents. Six billboards were installed outside our program schools and local hospitals in order to raise awareness within the community on the importance of child helmet use. Additionally, Helmets for Families was featured in five print news articles, twenty-three online news articles, and even three television news segments in Vietnam this past school year.

Most strikingly, the average rate of helmet wearing at two new intervention schools in Cu Chi District increased from 18% to 90% this year through Helmet for Families programming. Additionally, we conducted helmet standard checks at two new project schools in Ho Chi Minh City and found that 98% of students’ helmets and 57% of parents’ helmets met road safety standards, up from 35% and 25% respectively.

View more photos from the workshop here.

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