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New helmet safety program in Bangkok will educate over 1,000 students and their parents

10-05-2018

Representatives from AIP Foundation and the Rotary Clubs of Srapatum and Bangkorlaem meet with Wat Rachasingkorn School executives in Bangkok.

Representatives from AIP Foundation and the Rotary Clubs of Srapatum and Bangkorlaem meet with Wat Rachasingkorn School executives in Bangkok.

AIP Foundation and representatives from the Rotary Clubs of Srapatum and Bangkorlaem met with Wat Rachasingkorn School executives in Bangkok to discuss implementation of the new Safe School, Safe Community program at the school. It is a five-month program that aims to increase helmet use among children, teachers and parents to better protect them from head injury and raise public awareness of the importance of child quality helmet use.

The program will target the 1,022 students aged from kindergarten to grade 9 that attend Wat Rachasingkorn School. According to baseline surveys, 80% of students travel to and from school by motorcycles, 12% by bicycle, 3% on foot, and 5% by other modes of transport. Program activities will consist of trainings to empower teachers to carry out a road safety education curriculum; awareness raising activities for students; and a workshop to educate parents of the importance of helmet-use for their children.

Safe School, Safe Community is supported by Rotary International and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).

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