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Engaging extracurricular activities reinforced 600 students’ helmet safety knowledge at Ap Dinh Primary School in Hoc Mon District, one of the six schools involved in Abbott’s Helmets for Families program. Students’ behaviors have shifted during the course of the 2016-2017 program, with the average helmet wearing rates across all four schools in the district reaching 81%, compared to just 31% at baseline. Hoc Mon District is a low-income, agricultural area of Ho Chi Minh City.
AIP Foundation launched a Young Ambassadors for Road Safety (YARS) network that will empower university students to design and implement sustainable road safety awareness activities for more than 3,000 of their peers. During the program’s kick-off ceremony, a helmet design competition was also announced. The capacity building program will work with three universities located in high-risk traffic areas with the aim of increasing awareness of safe driving behaviors and the recent law mandating passenger helmet use. YARS is a partnership with the Australian Direct Aid Program, an office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Nearly 550 primary school students received quality helmets and were encouraged to wear them as part of their school uniforms during the kick-off ceremony for a new Helmets for Kids program, which is supported by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Group. The road safety initiative aims to make young road users attending Anuk Wat Koruk Kosal Primary School in Siem Reap, role models in their community. The students, along with their teachers, also participated in educational activities during the event.
APM Terminals and AIP Foundation conducted truck driver road safety trainings at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), which is located in the fast-growing market of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. The terminal neighbors National Highway 51, a notoriously dangerous roadway on which vulnerable users, such as motorcyclists and bicyclists, drive alongside heavy container and truck traffic. This new curriculum aims to make the CMIT-affiliated truck drivers, employees, and the community surrounding the international shipping port safe by promoting strong driving skills and defensive driving techniques.
An organic rice distributor launched a Helmets for Kids program at Thairath Wittaya 5 School that will provide road safety education to more than 10,000 students, teachers, parents, and community members. The Natural Growth Co., Ltd., will also provide 500 quality helmets to beneficiaries. Many of the organic rice distributors’ farmers are members of the Muang Lap Lae Agricultural Cooperation and their children attend Thairath Wittaya 5 School.
Helmets for Families, supported by Abbott, is expanding its road safety education to four new schools in the Hoc Mon District of Ho Chi Minh City, a suburban and agricultural zone where up to 90% of the participating students’ parents are manual laborers. This year, Helmets for Families will continue its work toward increasing road safety literacy and safe behaviors amongst Vietnamese families by distributing more than 4,700 high quality helmets to students and teachers, and exchanging nearly 900 subsidized helmets to parents in Hoc Mon District and at two schools in Hanoi.
APM Terminals together with AIP Foundation, a road safety nonprofit, is rolling out a new training program in Vietnam to help make the port community of Cai Mep in southern Vietnam safe. More than 45 truck drivers and other CMIT employees, along with executives from the APM Terminals’ operated Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), joined 500 students, teachers, and parents at Tran Quoc Toan Primary School, which neighbors the port, to address road safety issues in their community. The truck drivers work for CMIT, a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based port operator APM Terminals. The event is the inaugural activity for Lifting Safety, a proactive road safety program developed by AIP Foundation and APM Terminals. It will provide nearly 1,000 helmets and road safety education classes to children at Tran Quoc Toan and Toc Tien primary schools.
At an annual awards ceremony, H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent honored Cambodia’s National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) for its robust enforcement of the country’s new road traffic law, including the mandatory use of motorcycle helmets for passengers, which has saved lives and prevented serious injuries. Two hundred and fifty-nine fewer road crash-related deaths and 596 fewer injuries occurred in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period of time in 2015.
Helmets for Families today expanded its road safety education efforts to Kessararam Primary School in Siem Reap City and donated more than 900 helmets to the school community. The project, which is supported by Manulife, celebrated the launch of its fifth year with a ceremony at the primary school, which is located along National Road N6, a high-risk and traffic-dense area in a province where only 22% of motorcycle passengers including children wear helmets.
FedEx Express today celebrated International Walk to School Month by launching the FedEx – Safe Kids Walk This Way (WTW) program initiatives for fiscal years 2017 to 2020 (June 2016 to May 2020). Held in collaboration with Safe Kids Vietnam-AIP Foundation, WTW is a pedestrian safety advocacy program that aims to improve road user behaviors and create safer walking environments for children in Vietnam.
To increase helmet use rates of children within the provinces of Dong Nai, Gia Lai, and Quang Nam, AIP Foundation, supported by Johnson & Johnson, will provide 21 primary schools in these provinces with 5,300 high quality helmets and road safety education under the Helmets for Kids program throughout the current school year. Members of the Gia Lai Province, which has a high population of ethnic minority groups, joined local community members and student representatives from six of the project schools to kick off the Helmets for Kids program.
Over the past two years, helmet-wearing rates at Street Wise project schools in Songkhla Province, an initiative supported by Chevron, have increased from 3% to 38%. Street Wise staff presented the program’s final evaluation results to government stakeholders at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Songkhla Province, where Street Wise has been implemented since 2014. The staff also shared a presentation outlining the results and screened two videos profiling project beneficiaries. The meeting’s 30 attendees were invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the program.
Walk Wise, supported by Chevron, launched its fifth year and announced it is expanding its road safety education programs to 23 new schools in the Chuandongbei (CDB) Gas Project area in the Sichuan and Chongqing provinces of China. The program now serves a total of 80 primary schools and about 90,000 students in the region.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, in collaboration with AIP Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam recently handed over the completed Model Safe School Zones at Phuoc Thanh Primary School and Long Truong Secondary School in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.
The seven recipients of the recent Journalist Awards for Excellence in Road Safety Media will exchange ideas with Vietnamese road safety experts at a collaborative study tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Those in attendance will share their experiences on reporting and enforcing motorcycle helmet laws, particularly for passengers and children, and discuss how to use the media to promote road safety. The event is part of the “Agents for Change” program in partnership with FIA Foundation.
Street Wise, a program supported by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd., recognized 46 student Road Safety Ambassadors for their dedication to the program during a ceremony attended by nearly 350 community members. The event took place at the Weicheinchom School in the Muang District of Songkhla Province. The ambassadors have been educating their peers on the importance of safe road behaviors through Extracurricular Activities at their school.
Editors from leading Cambodian news outlets learned about road safety reporting and national legislative initiatives during a forum as part of the “Agents for Change” program, which is supported by FIA Foundation. Moderators provided attendees with reliable information sources, best practices, and encouraged them to use innovative angles when reporting on the subject and to publish images that reinforce proper helmet use.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with FIA Foundation as part of the “Agents for Change” program, honored seven Cambodian journalists at the Journalist Awards for Excellence in Road Safety Media for their reporting, which focused on helmet use in the country.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with FIA Foundation as part of the “Agents for Change” program, has coordinated a workshop for journalists to further hone their skills in delivering high-quality reporting on the subject of helmet use and road safety. This workshop built on similar efforts undertaken since 2015 to increase the helmet use rates in Cambodia, especially among passengers and children.
AIP Foundation, in partnership with The UPS Foundation, has awarded top prizes to three communes in the “Commune of Excellence in Helmet Use” competition, which launched at the end of January to encourage broader support for helmet use in the three target provinces of Kampong Speu, Kandal, and Phnom Penh as part of the two-year project Head Safe. Helmet On. Today’s awards ceremony announced that the winners were Vorsor and Trapaingkong Communes in the Samrong Tong District of Kampong Speu Province and Prek Eng Commune in the Chba Ampov District of Phnom Penh Province.
As part of the Head Safe. Helmet On. project (HSHO), AIP Foundation has convened its third nationwide stakeholder workshop to discuss the state of road safety in the country. The event will primarily reflect on the achievements and lessons learned from HSHO, a project aimed at increasing motorcycle passenger helmet use in Cambodia, which ends implementation June 1st. It will also serve as a forum to address the continued challenges facing road users and traffic police following the start in January of the enforcement of the new Road Traffic Law.
Over 2,000 students, parents, and teachers from Wicheinchom School in the Muang District of Songkhla Province gathered today along with invited stakeholders to celebrate the second year of the Street Wise pedestrian safety project, a collaboration between AIP Foundation and Chevron Thailand. Along with numerous road-safety-related activities, 1,000 helmets were donated to children at the school during this event.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with The UPS Foundation and Save the Children and with support from Vespiario Thailand Ltd., the Tesco Lotus and BIG Trees Project, and the Bangkok Bicycle Campaign, held an event, “A helmet for life”, to raise awareness of The 7% Project, which aims to address the consistently low rates of helmet use among children in Thailand. The event also introduced the policy goal of making motorcycle helmets a mandatory part of official school uniforms.
AIP Foundation and The UPS Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to announce their cooperation on a new project, Safety Delivered. The signing ceremony took place during an American Chamber of Commerce business event attended by senior American diplomats on the occasion of U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic first visit to Vietnam. Greig Craft, AIP Foundation President, and Jeff McLean, Managing Director of UPS Vietnam, renewed their commitment to reducing road crash fatality and injury in Asia. Two young ‘Goodwill Ambassadors” involved in recent programming were also on hand.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with The UPS Foundation, held an awards ceremony to highlight the activities of three exemplary schools from Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Speu provinces. These three schools were distinguished for their active participation in promoting safe road behaviors among their students and within their broader communities during this past school year as part of the Safe Roads. Safe Communities. program.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with FIA Foundation and with support from the Ministry of Education of Cambodia, is organizing a workshop in order to review and preliminarily approve a draft Action Plan to promote helmet use among students and educators in Cambodia. The plan would propose helmets be made part of school uniforms in the country as well as include provisions aimed at developing teachers’ capacity to convey material on road and helmet safety.
AIP Foundation, with support from FIA Foundation, is introducing the Journalist Awards for Excellence in Road Safety Media in Cambodia. This distinction serves to highlight significant contributions to the dissemination of accurate and engaging news pieces focused on the importance of motorcycle passenger helmet law enforcement.
After years of concerted efforts, January 2016 saw the start of enforcement for the new Road Traffic Law in Cambodia. The law has already resulted in helmet use rates among motorcycle passengers reaching a record level of 29.9% in target areas where AIP Foundation implements its projects. This success goes hand in hand, however, with the fact that rates remain at a low 15% during the critical period of the night when most road crashes typically occur. This is coupled with the fact that the deployment of traffic police is not yet as robust as was initially envisioned. If stronger enforcement came into the equation, it is likely that rates could climb much higher and reach universal status.
A group of thirty media representatives recently joined AIP Foundation and members of the traffic, provincial, and district police to survey the current state of Cambodia’s roads, four months after the Road Traffic Law instituting a mandatory helmet policy for motorcycle passengers went into effect. The tour is part of the Safe Roads. Safe Communities. program funded by The UPS Foundation and integrated into the larger Head Safe. Helmet On. program funded by USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures.
AIP Foundation, in partnership with The UPS Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of www.saferoads.org.kh. This educational web portal will be focused on ensuring that the Cambodian public, especially the younger generation, has access to accurate, detailed, and engaging information on road safety issues. The broader aim of the launch is to encourage an increase in helmet use among the many motorcycle passengers, including children, in the country.
Throughout the months of April and May, AIP Foundation, in partnership with The UPS Foundation and in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), will be hosting a national social media campaign. The goal of the campaign is to use photography to promote social change by giving parents a forum to share their experiences on the road and their support for child helmet use.
AIP Foundation, in collaboration with Abbott Laboratories, the National Traffic Safety Committee, and the Ministry of Education and Training, will organize extracurricular events focused on road safety at 11 schools throughout the country. Abbott volunteers will be in attendance along with approximately 2,000 students and teachers each at the events at Truong Dinh School in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Quang School in Hanoi.
A helmet handover ceremony took place over the weekend at Trapiang Kork Primary School in Cambodia’s Kampong Cham Province. This is the first collaboration between AIP Foundation and Automobile Association of Cambodia (AAC), an organization established in 2010 and a member of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The event aimed to promote road safety through the donation of 404 helmets to students and teachers at the school.
FedEx Express and AIP Foundation (operating as Safe Kids Vietnam) brought the Walk with FedEx Tour to Hiep Phu primary school today.
AIP Foundation, in partnership with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, organized an event to acknowledge the efforts of 88 student Road Safety Ambassadors in Thailand’s Songkhla Province. The ceremony is part of a broader Street Wise project aimed at increasing the awareness of road safety dangers and the fluency in preventative skills among Songkhla’s students.
In Hanoi, the main topic of this event is to measure the result after one year implementing NCHAP and discuss the plan for 2016
General Motors Vietnam (GM Vietnam) is partnering with AIP Foundation to donate 1,000 motorcycle helmets and provide road safety training to students and teachers at the Ai Mo A Primary School in Long Bien District and the Thanh Tri School for Handicapped Children in Thanh Tri District in Hanoi in 2016.
The “Commune of Excellence in Helmet Use” competition launched today in Cambodia to encourage increased helmet use and road safety among communes. With guidance from AIP Foundation under the “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project, communes are encouraged to use innovation, joint activities, and partnerships during the competition.
Supported by The UPS Foundation, the competition strives to make each of the project’s 18 target communes safer with knowledgeable road users. AIP Foundation is using the competition as a platform to reduce road crash injuries and fatalities, supporting communes to make strong commitments to increase their community’s road safety skills, behaviors, and helmet use.
Students from Nongsamrong Wittaya School, Chumchon Nakwang School, Chumchon Moomon Wittayasan School, Baan Na Kham Luang School, Baan Men School, and Baan Nong Nok Kian School received 628 high-quality helmets. The helmet donation and the accompanying ceremony were sponsored by Thai DENSO Group as a part of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
Under the Agents for Change project, a training was held for 40 media representatives to effectively cover road safety, promote helmet use, and support traffic law enforcement in Cambodia.
In celebration of the upcoming enforcement of the new passenger helmet law, AIP Foundation, with support from Manulife, donated helmets and raised road safety awareness at a Helmets for Families event at Sothearos Primary School.
A new traffic law is set to come into force in the New Year—starting on January 1st, traffic police will start to collect fines for passengers, in addition to drivers, that are caught not wearing a helmet. Across Cambodian televisions, spirits will appear to remind Cambodians to always wear their helmets in a commercial by AIP Foundation. These spirits are victims of road crash head injuries; they are not meant to scare but instead to protect the public. The spirits stop a family to tell them that failing to wear a helmet while riding a motorbike threatens their lives. The commercial reminds Cambodians to wear a helmet, whether they’re the driver or a passenger, no matter the distance along with spreading the news that "From 1st January 2016, police will fine 15,000 riels for each non-helmeted person." The fine has increased five-fold compared to the previous fine of 3,000 riels for drivers violating the helmet law.
AIP Foundation, with support from Abbott, collaborated with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), and the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to kick off the Helmets for Families program at Lieu Ninh primary school in Hanoi. This is the first year the Helmets for Families program expands to Hanoi after 2 years of successfully piloting in 4 schools in Ho Chi Minh City and 5 schools in Tra Vinh province. In the 2015-2016 school year, Abbott will hand over more than 4,300 helmets to students and teachers in 2 primary schools in Hanoi and to first grade students in 9 schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Tra Vinh province. In addition, through an exchange program that covers up to 4,100 subsidized helmets, parents can exchange their low quality helmets for high-quality standard helmets for 65% of the original price. Representatives from the NTSC, the MOET, the Hanoi TSC and DOET, traffic police and local authorities, Abbott, students, parents, and teachers joined the ceremony.
In honor of Teacher’s Day, AIP Foundation delivered 820 high-quality helmets to students and teachers at Tan Hiep Primary School. This event was possible thanks to support from AIG, an American multinational insurance company, and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of normalized diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. This event is the third helmet handover event AIG has sponsored for at-risk school children and teachers. Thus far, AIG has provided 3,036 quality helmets to children and teachers throughout Vietnam.
Students, teachers, and representatives from AIG, the Traffic Safety Committee (TSC), and AIP Foundation attended the event. Among the attendees were the Rena Bitter U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Susan E. Loftus from AIG CEO and General Director.
With support from The UPS Foundation, AIP Foundation held a road safety event with the theme, “I Love Helmets” at Tan Tuc Primary School in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The school is located near Trung Luong Highway, a high-risk traffic area in Ho Chi Minh City, where students face dangers on their daily commute.
The event gathered more than 1,500 students, 200 parents, teachers from primary and junior schools, and representatives from The UPS Foundation and Traffic Safety Committee (TSC). Among the participants were representatives from the Ho Chi Minh City TSC and Jeff McLean, Managing Director of UPS Vietnam. At the event, students and parents participated in several road safety activities that included painting, a fashion show, interactive games, and a road safety knowledge competition in order to promote child helmet use.
AIP Foundation held a second consultative stakeholder meeting to discuss revisions to the television commercial of the “Head Safe. Helmet On.”(HSHO) project. HSHO is a two-year project supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Development Innovation Ventures (USAID-DIV) and others, aimed to increase helmet use in Cambodia. The purpose of the meeting was to generate support and share feedback on the revised television and radio commercial message, “From January 2016, police will fine 15,000 riels for not wearing a helmet,” which will be broadcast during the project’s second year.
With support from Johnson & Johnson, 6,115 helmets were distributed to 44 primary schools in the Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, and Dong Nai provinces in new school year 2015-2016, totaling 9,104 helmets donated since the beginning of 2015. This is Johnson & Johnson’s fourth year of sponsorship with AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. The top off ceremonies were organized by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), AIP Foundation, and provincial and district counterparts in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, and Dong Nai, with the goal of increasing child helmet use.
AIP Foundation held its second nationwide stakeholder workshop as part of the “Head Safe. Helmet On.”(HSHO) project. HSHO is a two-year project supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Development Innovation Ventures (USAID-DIV) and others, aimed to increase helmet use in Cambodia. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss actions to support the enforcement of the passenger helmet law scheduled to begin January 1st, 2016.
Today, students and teachers from Prathom Taveetha Pisek School received 597 high-quality helmets in Bangkok Yai District of Bangkok, Thailand. Support for the Helmets for Kids project was provided by ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted road safety advisors, in collaboration with the Matilda Bay and Srapathum Rotary Clubs.
More than 500 teachers, students, and parents from five schools in Singhanakhon District gathered together with special guests today to launch the Street Wise project in Thailand's Songkhla Province. Street Wise, supported by Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, Ltd., aims to improve road safety awareness and behavior among communities in Singhanakorn and Muang Districts.
Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden touched down at Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport to be greeted on the tarmac by Ambassador Ted Osius and spouse Mr. Clayton Bond, senior officials of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Greig Craft, President of AIP Foundation. Dr. Biden’s visit to Vietnam is part of her four-country visit to Asia.
Individuals in the media industry are working hard to increase helmet use across Cambodia. With the ability to be influencers for good, media will play a pivotal role in informing the public of the new Road Traffic Law. Today, AIP Foundation, in collaboration with the Club of Cambodian Journalists, organized a forum with 55 high-level media representatives to discuss how they can support efforts to increase child helmet use.
To promote road safety awareness and serve as a positive visual reminder to students, Chevron and AIP Foundation will install road safety murals at schools in Phnom Penh. A launch was held today to commence the program.
AIP Foundation organized a second “Mothers and Helmet Use” forum at Anuk Wat Primary School. Mothers received information on their role in promoting road safety and encouraging helmet use among family members. The forum is a component of the Helmets for Families project sponsored by Manulife.
Traffic police in Cambodia are visiting schools to speak to students about road safety for International Children’s Day. Five police officers will visit each of AIP Foundation’s 18 project schools under the “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project to discuss proper pedestrian and road user safety, including helmet use and the importance of wearing a helmet.
As part of the Street Wise project supported by Chevron, AIP Foundation is organizing a three-day training workshop for 18 teachers from primary schools in Songkhla. “Master Trainers” are receiving training in road safety education in order to create a sustainable road safety culture at their schools. These trainers will train other Primary School teachers with the skills to confidently teach road safety education to their students.
A child motorcycle helmet donation ceremony took place in Hanoi today on the occasion of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Charles H. Rivkin’s visit. Co-organized by AIG Vietnam Insurance Company, this is the first event to take place under the new partnership between AIP Foundation and the U.S. Department of State and is one of many that supports the 20th anniversary of normalized diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam.
Today the phrase "I Love Helmets" was heard among students across Ho Chi Minh City as part of a family event encouraging helmet use. Organized under AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program, the event included a poster exhibition, creative road safety competitions, and several interactive road safety games to improve the awareness and significance of child helmet use. This “I love helmets” family event is the first-ever citywide gathering for school students and their families to participate in road safety activities together.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam, the U.S. Department of State and AIP Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi today. The MoU formally launches the Public-Private Partnership to raise funds from U.S. and Vietnamese corporations to provide helmets and road safety education to students in provinces across Vietnam.
FedEx Express, in cooperation with AIP Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam, recently organized a Traffic Safety Forum for Children during the 3rd United Nations Global Road Safety Week celebration. With the theme of Children and Road Safety, select students from Ho Chi Minh City joined a panel discussion to discuss road risks and hazards they encounter when walking to school. The students were also asked to present solutions to road safety leaders that will enhance the safety of child pedestrians and improve walking environments in high-traffic areas in Ho Chi Minh City.
A midterm review of the National Child Helmet Action Plan was organized today by National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), National Traffic Police (C67), the Ministry of Education and Training, and AIP Foundation. The midterm review is a chance for delegates from ministries, departments and provincial levels across Vietnam to share implementation experiences and discuss the direction for the Action Plan’s next phase. This event took place in response to the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, 4-10 May, themed “Children and Road Safety.”
Today, principals from 15 Kai County schools, along with around 400 students, teachers, and parents attended a road safety ceremony at Hanfeng No.6 Primary School in Chongqing to celebrate the Third UN Global Road Safety Week. The event aimed to educate students and the local community on safe road behaviors and increase road safety awareness.
In support of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, 4-10 May, government policymakers are working to increase helmet use across Cambodia. AIP Foundation is organizing a three day training workshop with 44 policymakers to finalize draft national-, provincial-, and district-level government action plans enforcing helmet use.
Today in support of UN Global Road Safety Week, 96 new entrance students received helmets as part of a ceremony organized by AIP Foundation with support from Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. The event took place at Sampov Meas Primary School and focused on raising students’ awareness of safe road behaviors while calling on authorities to commit to safer roads for children.
Today, as part of Third UN Global Road Safety Week themed #SaveKidsLives, AIP Foundation and Save the Children have presented more than 12,000 pledged signatures to M. R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, the Governor of Bangkok. The petition calls for schools in the Bangkok metropolitan area to have a greater role in raising road safety awareness and establishing a helmet wearing policy for all students.
In response to the Third UN Global Road Safety Week themed “Children and road safety,” the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) has launched a national Plan advocating for strengthened road safety with a special focus on children. At today’s launch in Hanoi, NTSC announced the Plan, No. 142/KH-UBATGTQG, on organizing a Road Safety Week for the Third UN Global Road Safety Week. The Plan is also supported by World Health Organization (WHO) and AIP Foundation.
Street Wise, AIP Foundation’s newest pedestrian and helmet safety project supported by Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, Ltd., will promote safe road behaviors to road users during the Songkran New Year Festival. Songkran is celebrated as the traditional Buddhist New Year and incorporates a water festival, but is also known as one of the deadliest weeks in Thailand in terms of road crashes.
To prepare for the enforcement of the new Road Traffic Law, 110 traffic police from national, provincial, and district levels attended two separate workshops in Kampong Speu Province and Phnom Penh to develop district-level action plans. The action plans, focusing on passenger helmet use enforcement, will be implemented across six districts in Phnom Penh City, Kandal, and Kampong Speu Provinces. On January 29, traffic police began to develop a Nationwide Action Plan supporting the new law.
Spirits were spotted in the streets of Phnom Penh today. Stopping traffic and speaking road safety messages, they were visiting not to scare, but to protect the public. Victims of road crash head injuries, the spirits were reminding drivers to protect their lives by ensuring they and their passengers always wear helmets.
These friendly spirits not only visit riders on the street, but on TVs across Cambodia. The “visit” was part of the launch of a new campaign supporting the dissemination and implementation of the new Road Traffic Law. The campaign incorporates media-, street-, and community-based approaches to improve helmet safety in Cambodia. In the TV commercial, spirits tell a motorcyclist to put a helmet on his wife and son. The message of the commercial is “Protect your passengers’ lives. Make sure they wear helmets.”
C67 traffic police and National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) today launched the National Enforcement Action Plan for child helmet use. Along with C67 and NTSC, representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), PC67 police from the 15 major implementation provinces, and supporting partners and organizations attended the launch. An “enhanced police enforcement” week scheduled from April 6th to 10th, 2015 is a major component of the plan.
In support of the new Road Traffic Law, primary schools across Kampong Speu, Kandal, and Phnom Penh Provinces are taking part in a new initiative to encourage helmet use in and around school communities. Launching today, the two-year “School of Excellence in Helmet Use” project allows schools to compete for the title of “Road Safety Champions” by making outstanding efforts in promoting helmet use. Upon completion, three winning schools will be awarded with a study tour to Vietnam to discuss best practices in school-based road safety initiatives.
To prepare for the enforcement of the new Road Traffic Law, 110 traffic police from national, provincial, and district levels attended a workshop in Phnom Penh to develop district-level action plans. The action plans, focusing on passenger helmet use enforcement, will be implemented across six districts in Phnom Penh City, Kandal, and Kampong Speu Provinces.
In order to more effectively enforce the recently approved Road Traffic Law, in mid-March, 14 Cambodian traffic police from provincial, district, and national levels will visit Vietnam to discuss best practices in road safety.
A total of 9,100 helmets will be distributed to primary students and teachers throughout 2015 as part of Johnson & Johnson’s fourth year of support for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation’s (AIP Foundation) road safety program, Helmets for Kids. Between February and December of this year, 44 schools will receive donations in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Dong Nai, and Quang Nam Provinces.
In support of International Women’s Day, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation organized a “Mothers and Helmet Use” forum at Anuk Wat Primary School on March 5. The forum is a vital part of “Helmets for Families” project implementation, sponsored by Manulife (Cambodia) Plc. Mothers received information on the impacts of road crashes on society and their families, the relationship between injury prevention and helmet use, and their role in encouraging helmet use among family members.
Today, a Walk Rally took place at Suan Luang Rama IX Park to promote helmet usage and road safety awareness amongst students and young people. The “Walk Rally for Road Safety” was organized by AIP Foundation Thailand in cooperation with Thai DENSO Group and Road Safety Fund. The Walk Rally serves as a space for children to come together and engage in educational activities about road safety.
On February 10, a helmet-themed Traffic Safety Day festival called was held at Truong Dinh Primary School in District 12, educating 867 students on road safety through a variety of interactive festivities.
To support the implementation of the new Road Traffic Law, which was officially promulgated on 9 January, 2015, traffic police will attend a workshop in Phnom Penh on 29 January to develop a nationwide action plan for the enforcement of the passenger helmet law.
Today, students from Intarumphun-Anusorn School received 612 high-quality helmets in association with Thailand’s National Children’s Day. The helmet donations, organized under the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program and with support from DENSO International Asia Co., LTD (DENSO) and the Road Safety Fund, were provided to promote helmet use and road safety awareness.
Today, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Vietnam’s governmental authority on road safety, launched a National Child Helmet Action Plan to promote child helmet use across the country. The National Child Helmet Action Plan is coordinated by the NTSC and its department members, including Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Public Security, and supported by many organizations, including the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), World Health Organization (WHO), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The UPS Foundation, and FIA Foundation.
Today at Sdao Kanleang Primary School in Kandal Province, teachers and students from six schools received 5,670 high-quality helmets. Community members and schools are engaged together to promote local support for child helmet use. The helmet donation was organized by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation as part of the “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project with the support of USAID's Development Innovation Ventures (USAID-DIV) and others.
Today, Michelle Yeoh, celebrity road safety ambassador, and Cambodian Government officials came together to support the donation of 6,652 helmets to students and teachers of six schools in Phnom Penh. The helmet donation held at Toul Svay Prey Primary School was organized by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, with the support of USAID's Development Innovation Ventures (USAID-DIV) as part of the “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project.
The Cambodian National Assembly has today approved the new Road Traffic Law, in which motorcycle
passengers—including children—are required to wear helmets. This is a milestone event after 8 years of
collective efforts by many organizations, including the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation.
Following the donation of more than 5,000 helmets for 39 schools at the beginning of this school
year; students, teachers, and parents are now showcasing their road safety knowledge with
provincial talent shows. The “Making Traffic Safety Fun” talent shows organized through the Asia
Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program and supported by Johnson &
Johnson, reinforces child helmet use and proper helmet-wearing. Taking place in Ha Tinh, Quang
Binh, and Dong Nai provinces, this is the first-ever province-wide gathering allowing for schools
under the Helmets for Kids program to participate in road safety activities together.
Today, nearly 8,200 high-quality helmets were donated to students and discounted to parents from nine schools in Tra Vinh and Ho Chi Minh City. In partnership with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and with financial support from Abbott, the helmet donations commenced the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Families program in Tra Vinh Province with a kick-off ceremony at Phuong 8C Primary School.
Over 1,000 excited fans packed the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre’s outdoor ‘active space’ to see
Crayon Pop’s first ever live performance in Thailand as part of the launch of The 7% Project, a
campaign to increase motorcycle passenger helmet use among children in Thailand—led by the Asia
Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and Save the Children.
The Korean girl group Crayon Pop ignited the crowd by performing their global hit ‘Bar Bar Bar’ that
saw fans, who came wearing their helmets, dancing in sequence to the addictive routine. Speaking in
Thai, “Kids, please wear helmets when on a motorcycle kha,” got the ecstatic Thai fans in a frenzy.
Runway models, dignitaries, artists, and executives came together this Sunday, November 23, 2014 for The 7% Project after-party to raise awareness around one cause: increasing child helmet use and preventing deaths from road crashes. Hosted by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, the after-party celebrated The 7% Project, a new campaign by AIP Foundation and Save the Children aiming to increase helmet use and helmet-wearing awareness among children in Thailand.
Today, Manulife Cambodia and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation celebrated three years of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Families program in Cambodia by distributing 832 helmets to students, teachers, and parents in a special ceremony held at the Anuk Wat Primary School in Phnom Penh.
On October 30, FedEx and Safe Kids-AIP Foundation supported International Walk to School Month by holding a Safety Walk for students at Phuoc Binh Primary School in District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City. The event is part of Safe Kids Walk This Way, a road safety advocacy program with the goal of increasing awareness about pedestrian welfare to create safer walking environments in Vietnam.
Today, 4,307 students and teachers from eight schools within Ho Chi Minh City received quality helmets at a Helmets for Kids kick-off ceremony at Nguyen Trong Tuyen Primary School in Binh Thanh District. The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in partnership with the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Education and Training, and provincial counterparts, with support from The UPS Foundation, is responding to the need for road safety education and helmet use in areas where students are exposed to serious traffic risks on their way to school.
To support the enforcement of the Cambodian draft traffic law, this week the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will coordinate meetings between Cambodian and Vietnamese senior government officials in Hanoi. Officials will discuss and share experiences on road safety management, quality helmet standards, and helmet use enforcement.
To support the enforcement of the Cambodian draft traffic law, this week the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will coordinate meetings between Cambodian and Vietnamese senior government officials in Hanoi. Officials will discuss and share experiences on road safety management, quality helmet standards, and helmet use enforcement.
With financial support from Johnson & Johnson, 5,093 helmets were distributed to 39 primary schools in the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Dong Nai this week. Helmet donation ceremonies were held under the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program and organized by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and provincial and district counterparts (see below) with the goal of increasing child helmet use.
Supporting AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program since 2012, today ARRB Group celebrated its continued commitment to Ai Quoc Primary School with a distribution of important educational materials on helmet use in addition to a helmet “top-off” ceremony. In total, ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted advisors for road safety technical input, has donated 882 helmets to Ai Quoc Primary School.
Today, 1,925 high-quality helmets were distributed to students, teachers, and staffs at Trung Vuong Primary School in Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi in a helmet handover ceremony.
On September 5th, Vespiario (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in collaboration with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, donated 653 high-quality helmets to three primary schools in Udon Thani province, Thailand. The donation was made in coordination with an event held at Chumchon Nakwang Patanasuksa School called Road Safety Day, intended to promote helmet use and raise road safety awareness among school children.
Today, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation hosted a district-wide workshop to discuss the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Cambodia with over 30 key stakeholders.
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, supported by The UPS Foundation, has commenced the expansion of the Helmets for Kids program to Bangkok with an additional donation of over 3,200 helmets to students and teachers.
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, supported by The UPS Foundation, has launched
a global internet campaign to collect ten thousand pledges in support of the motorcycle
passenger—including child—helmet law in Cambodia.
The nonprofit organization Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation has been awarded US$635,993 by the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The grant, which supports social impact and improved outcomes for sustainability and scale, will fund AIP Foundation’s two-year project, “Head Safe. Helmet On.” to increase helmet use in Cambodia. Additional financial and in-kind support worth over US$650,000 is being contributed by the FIA Foundation/Road Safety Fund, The UPS Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and AIP Foundation.
On August 4, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, with support from The Rotary Club of Bangkok South, donated 200 helmets to students in Huai Khwang District, Bangkok.
Four child development centers received much needed quality helmets and road safety education as part of the Helmets for Kids program to raise helmet-wearing awareness and help reduce road traffic injuries among child motorcycle passengers.
The American International Group (AIG), a multinational insurance corporation and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training, Hanoi Department of Education and Training, and Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee, today announced their partnership to support the road safety program Helmets for Kids. The event marked the start of the school-based program at Trung Vuong Primary School in Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi.
30 May, 2014 – Kandal, Cambodia
On March 21, 2014, Ieng Thaivirak, a 4th grade student at KorKi Primary School in Kandal Province was riding his bicycle home from school when he was struck by a speeding motorcycle. Thaivirak fell and hit his head on the pavement. The 10-year-old boy would have suffered serious head injuries, but his helmet saved his life. One week after the incident, Thaivirak was able to ride to and from school as usual.
Chevron and Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, a non-profit that conducts road safety programs throughout Asia, organized a road safety “theme park” at Gaoqiao Middle School on May 8th to celebrate Community Road Safety Week and promote smart road user behavior among children and families of the Gaoqiao community. More than 1,200 people attended the event on Thursday.
7 May 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On May 7, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation released the results of a study on the cost and life-savings of the passage and enforcement of a Cambodian passenger helmet law for adults and children. The announcement is part of a cross-agency effort to persuade the Cambodian government to immediately enact and enforce a draft traffic law mandating passenger helmet use.
On April 28-29, Johnson & Johnson kicked-off their third year of sponsorship with Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program at three primary schools in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Dong Nai provinces in Vietnam.
HANOI, April 24, 2014: Today, the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi joined with AIPFoundation to deliver nearly 500 safety helmets to children of second grade of Cat Linh Primary School in Hanoi. At the event, the organizers called for stronger public response and urged parents and adults in Vietnam to put helmets on their children whenever they travel on motorcycles. The activity is also part of a jubilee celebration programme to mark 45th anniversary of Sweden – Vietnam diplomatic relations in 2014.
Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and Abbott, publically commenced the new road safety education program, Helmets for Families, built on the proven school-based program, Helmets for Kids, with a ceremony at Cau Xang Primary School in Binh Chanh District on April 23. Developed in cooperation with the National Traffic Safety Committee and Ministry of Education and Training, this Helmets for Families project pilots the first of four selected primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
7 April, 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This year, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will support Cambodia’s National Road Safety Week held on April 7-14 by promoting helmet use to the public through school based programs, social media engagement and supporting government road safety initiatives.
28 March 2014 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Helmets for Families, a new road safety education project, sponsored by the global healthcare company Abbott, and based on the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s proven school-based program Helmets for Kids, launched in Ho Chi Minh City on March 28. Government partners, including National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Education and Training, Ho Chi Minh Traffic Safety Committee and Department of Education and Training, and project school officials are collaborating on Helmets for Families to raise awareness among students and parents of the safety value of helmets that meet the national standard.
From the 6th to 28th of March 2014, as part of the Helmets for Kids programme sponsored by The UPS Foundation, extracurricular activities for six Ho Chi Minh City primary schools were organised in Binh Chanh and District 12. The activities were designed to remind students who attend high-risk traffic schools about safe road behaviours and helmet usage.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 05 March, 2014 — FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX), in cooperation with AIP Foundation (Safe Kids Vietnam), National Traffic Safety Committee and Ministry of Education and Training (NTSC and MOET) today launched a photography competition for secondary school students nationwide to promote pedestrian safety from the viewpoint of school students.
Hanoi – On February 28th, Prince Michael attended a kick-off ceremony at Van Phuc primary school in Hanoi to launch the “Helmets for Kids” program, organized by Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation). More than 1,100 helmets sponsored by the FIA Foundation were provided to students and teachers of Van Phuc primary school. On this occasion, Prince Michael presented the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award to Vietnam Television (VTV) in recognition of VTV’s positive contributions to road safety awareness in Vietnam.
On February 11th and 13th, The UPS Foundation and AIP Foundation commenced the second year of the Helmets for Kids program in Udon Thani with a donation of 2,697 helmets to children of Ban Makkhang School and Nong Sumrong Wittaya School.
On December 30th, the National Police of Cambodia and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to work together to reduce road injuries and fatalities in Cambodia by 2016.
On 24th and 30th of December 2013, Chevron and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will host helmet kick-off ceremonies at two high schools in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as part of the Helmets for Youth program.
On November 21st, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation donated road safety equipment to representatives of the National Police of Cambodia as part of the Cambodia Helmet Vaccine Initiative (CHVI).
On November 18, ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted advisors regarding road safety technical input, returned to Ai Quoc Primary School in Hai Duong for a Helmets for Kids helmet top-off ceremony.
On November 17, 2013, the 20th annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed around the world.
On November 14, 2013, Sigma Elevator donated 160 high-quality helmets to students and teachers of Ban Kookot preschool in Bangkok through a collaboration with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation on the Helmets for Kids program.
On October 30, 2013, students, teachers, and parents of Vinh Loc 1 Primary School came together with The United Parcel Service (UPS), the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, and local government officials to ride through their Binh Chanh district community, raising awareness of the importance of high-quality helmets for children. The rally marked the launch of the third year of the Helmets for Kids initiative sponsored by The UPS Foundation with a donation of 3,966 helmets for students and teachers at six schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
On October 28th, the British Embassy Bangkok donated 230 helmets to students and teachers of the Wat Chaimongkol School in Bangkok. The helmet donation launched the British Embassy Bangkok’s partnership with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation on the Helmets for Kids program to increase helmet use, provide road safety and pedestrian education, and ultimately reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries among children.
On October 24, 2013, the leading Canadian-based financial services company, Manulife Cambodia, in collaboration with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, held a Helmets for Families helmet handover ceremony at Wat Preah Put primary school in Phnom Penh.
From October 9-11 the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Vietnam National Child Helmet Campaign “Children also need a helmet”, organized a training workshop for journalists and reporters to increase their knowledge of the issues of road safety and child helmet use.
FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) marked International Walk to School Day by launching new Safe Kids Walk This Way (WTW) initiatives and revealing findings from the first-ever pedestrian safety study in Vietnam.
From October 3-4, 2013, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Vietnam National Child Helmet Campaign “Children also need a helmet” organized a road safety training course for policy-makers at the Golden Lotus Hotel in Ha Noi.
On October 1st 2013, CLEAR ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO and AIP Foundation held a helmet handover ceremony for the pilot project Helmets for Heads in Tu Ky district of Hai Duong province, Vietnam. On this day, 1,065 helmets were donated to 505 elementary students, 505 parents, and 55 teachers from Ky Son and Tai Son primary schools.
“Let’s Walk Safely,” a pedestrian safety TV commercial created by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and CreaTV will air in CJ Group owned MegaStar Cinemas across Vietnam this October, November, and March.
On September 24, Vespiario (Thailand) Co., Ltd. donated 360 helmets to students and teachers of Wat Sommanat School in Bangkok. The helmet donation launched Vespiario’s partnership with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation on the Helmets for Kids program to increase helmet use and reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries among children in Wat Sommanat, Bangkok province.
On September 21st, 2013, the Ha Noi Traffic Safety Committee (TSC), Department of Education and Training, Police Department and Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation organized a workshop to summarize the implementation of phases I and II and to launch phase III of the "Children also need a helmet" campaign in Ha Noi
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in partnership with the National Road Safety Committee and the General Commissariat of the National Police, will launch the Safe Roads website on September 20, 2013.
At the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, Johnson & Johnson returned to Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Dong Nai provinces for helmet top-offs and extracurricular activities as part of the Helmets for Kids program. During these top-offs, Johnson & Johnson donated 3,848 helmets to all first graders and other students whose previously received helmets were damaged.
Sealed Air Corporation will be launching its seventh year as a Helmets for Kids sponsor with a helmet handover ceremony on September 17, 2013 at Cam Thuong School in Hai Duong province.
On September 5, 2013, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, Traffic Safety Committee (TSC), Police Department, and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation celebrated the launch of Phase III of the "Children also need a helmet" campaign at Le Van Tam primary school in the Tan Phu District of Ho Chi Minh City.
The steering committee of the Vietnam Helmet Manufacturers Association (VHMA), led by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, July 31 in Hanoi.
The Coalition for Road Safety and Handicap International, funded by the Global Road Safety Partnership, together with the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation are calling on the Royal Government of Cambodia to take immediate action to reverse rising toll of road traffic crashes.
School children and traffic police in Kampong Speu and Kandal provinces celebrated International Children’s Day, June 1, with interactive road safety activities, in support of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program sponsored by The UPS Foundation.
More than 1,500 students, parents, and administrators from twelve secondary schools joined singer Quoc Thien for a festival at Le Van Viet School on May 26 to raise awareness of the need for safer roads in their community through photography.
Throughout April and May, traffic police have partnered with AIP Foundation to stop 2,929 motorcycles whose passengers were not wearing helmets, as part of an innovative new approach to raising passenger helmet use around the country. In addition, public discussions have been organized at universities in Phnom Penh to raise awareness about the tragic impact of road traffic crashes in Cambodia, traffic laws, and the life-saving importance of helmet use.
127 first grade students at Prey Sandek Primary School in Takeo Province, Cambodia added helmets to their school uniforms on May 18, as part of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program supported by Cambodia Biker Club (CBC).
FedEx Express, in collaboration with Safe Kids Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh City authorities, today celebrated the second United Nations Global Road Safety Week, held from May 5-12, with a "Safe Walking" campaign event to educate and improve pedestrian safety awareness in the community.
Phnom Dil and Sampov Meas primary schools in Kampong Cham and Phnom Penh are celebrating the United Nations’ second Global Road Safety Week with extracurricular road safety activities, as part of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
The National Road Safety Committee in collaboration with road safety partners namely World Health Organization, Global Road Safety Partnership, Cambodian Red Cross, Cambodia Movement for Health, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, Handicap International, and Coalition for Road Safety will today organize the Second UN Global Road Safety Week at Anuvath Reachtheani primary school. The theme ‘Long Short Walk for Pedestrian Safety’ aims to increase the attention of the government and relevant institutions to improve sidewalks and crosswalks.
Students from Ba Dinh Primary School in Hanoi, Vietnam took a walk with AIP Foundation, Miss. Vietnam runner-up 2008 Thuy Van, and members of the Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee (TSC). The event is part of the global ‘Long Short Walk’ campaign to make our roads safer for the most vulnerable among us, especially pedestrians.
“In Retrospect,” a documentary created by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation about the need for children to wear helmets on motorcycles, was awarded the grand prize at the Global Road Safety Film Festival. The awards were announced on 24 April at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris.
On Saturday, May 4, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in collaboration with Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee and Hanoi Department of Education and Training, hosted a "Kids love helmets" family day in the Hanoi Botanic Gardens.
On May 1, 2013, more than 180 young students, teachers, parents, school administrators, and government officials from Pasri Chareon District of Bangkok, as well as representatives from the international community, joined the Long Short Walk campaign event, organized by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation.
Johnson & Johnson is returning to Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Dong Nai provinces to donate motorcycle helmets to nearly 7,000 primary school students and teachers at twelve schools in its second year sponsoring AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
On March 24, Vietnam’s biggest stars called on parents to insist their children wear helmets. Miss. Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy, singers Thanh Bui and Phuong Vy, actor Phan Anh, MC Nguyen Khang, and 365 band joined AIP Foundation, as well as the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee, Traffic Police, and Department of Education and Training at Dam Sen Park for a family-friendly event entitled, “Kids love helmets,” in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.
The Canada based life insurance company, Manulife (Cambodia) PLC
launched “Helmets for Families”, a program in conjunction with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP)
Foundation, on March 23rd. Approximately 600 people including government officers, NGOs, private
sector partners, students, teachers, and parents attended the kick-off ceremony at Sampov Meas
Primary school to increase the awareness of road safety in Cambodia.
Sampov Meas Primary School is located in a high-density traffic area along a main road in Phnom
Penh. 80 percent of its students commute by motorcycle or bicycle, but very few wear helmets.
”Helmets for Families” is providing 424 helmets to 304 students, 20 teachers and 100 mothers as well
as training sessions for teachers and parents to reinforce their understanding of helmet use and
encourage them to put helmets on children.
This week a coalition of road safety stakeholders announce the next stage of the national campaign “Children also need a helmet” with a workshop to introduce new activities, including enhanced police enforcement and a call for grant proposals, to local partners in Hanoi.
ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted advisors regarding road safety technical input, is launching the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program at Ai Quoc Primary School on March 15, 2013. 630 students and 38 teachers will receive helmets in a ceremony attended by road safety expert Paul Hillier, a National Technical Leader at ARRB.
Unilever’s personal care brand CLEAR today announced the launch of a global initiative aimed at promoting road safety by raising funds for the purchase and distribution of helmets in lower-income communities. The initiative will be run in partnership with the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and AIP Foundation.
On March 4, 2013, the Rotary Club of Bangkok South , part of Rotary International (RI), will donate motorcycle helmets to 175 students at two pre-school child development centers in the Rama IX Aeration Pond Community, or Bung Rama 9. With this donation, Rotary Club of Bangkok South launches their Helmets for Kids partnership with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation to increase helmet use and reduce road traffic injuries among child motorcycle passengers in Bangkok.
To encourage motorcyclists and bicyclists to buy helmets that meet Vietnam’s national standards, Protec, a non-profit helmet manufacturer belonging to AIP Foundation, has launched a special incentive promotion to discount up to 45,000 VND for consumers who exchange used helmets to buy new Protec helmets between now and the end of June.
ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted advisors regarding road safety technical input, is sponsoring a helmet donation to Phnom Dil Primary School, as part of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. Less than a year ago, ARRB provided helmets to the entire school body, including 750 students and 29 teachers, and on February 28, 2013, donated 187 new helmets to first-year students and those whose first helmet has been damaged.
On January 10th, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation announced a new range of activities to increase helmet use among motorcycle passengers, of whom only 7% wear helmets on Cambodia’s roads.
On January 9, 2013, Tran Nhan Ton Primary School in Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will host a kick-off ceremony to launch the Helmets for Kids (HFK) initiative sponsored by The UPS Foundation for 2,904 students and teachers at four schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
On January 4, 2013, Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, will continue its partnership with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation to host a helmet donation top-off ceremony for Cam Thuong Primary School's newly arrived first-graders. Their older classmates have all received helmets and road safety education through Diversey's generous sponsorship of Cam Thuong Primary School since 2007. Over that time, Diversey and AIP Foundation have donated approximately 1,814 helmets and nearly six years of traffic safety education.
3,472 students are now safer on the road, thanks to improvements and equipment provided by FedEx to six schools located along National Highway 1A in Binh Dinh Province
AIP Foundation discussed new initiatives to increase Cambodia's motorcycle passenger helmet wearing rate at a consultative meeting on December 7th with local government ministries, institutions, and media agencies.
A delegation from the Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs, Tanzania Prisons Service (TPS), and the Tanzania Helmet Vaccine Initiative arrived in Hanoi from Dar es Salaam on November 19th for a four-day visit to investigate helmet production and advocacy projects in Vietnam.
Nearly 1,000 people in Phnom Penh gathered on November 18th to publicly mourn the 1,905 lives lost on Cambodia’s roads every year.
On Friday, November 9th, Chevron, Ltd. launched Walk Wise, a partnership with Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, Kai County, as well as students and teachers to create a safer pedestrian environment at Gaoqiao and Qili primary schools.
Today AIP Foundation announced a three-year grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of global logistics leader UPS, totalling US $450,000. This commitment by UPS will provide helmets and road safety education for more than 27,000 students and teachers as AIP Foundation expands its Helmets for Kids program in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Starting from today, with the support of the World Health Organization and AIP Foundation, dedicated units of the traffic police will commence enhanced helmet wearing enforcement operations in five municipality districts in Ho Chi Minh City, targeting school-aged children who ride as passengers on motorcycles.
On August 15, 2012, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched Paste Your Face at Dream Land Park with a family-friendly event promoting passenger helmet use, as part of its public awareness campaign "Always care. Always wear a helmet." The launch at Dream Land Park marks the start of the Paste Your Face photo competition on Facebook estimated to engage 3,000 to 6,000 contestants competing for the chance to win top prizes by submitting photographs of their families wearing helmets.
On July 25, the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation to work together to reduce projected fatalities and serious injuries caused by road traffic crashes by the end of 2014.
Sigma Elevator donated 195 helmets to the students and teachers of Wat Nakprok Primary School in Bangkok on July 13th, as part of AIP Foundation's Helmets for Kids program.
Chevron (Cambodia) Limited sponsored three road safety awareness events at three different high schools in high-risk traffic locations in Phnom Penh to donate 1,500 helmets and educate the students about road safety. The first event took place at Hun Sen Borey 100 Khnang High School on June 29th, followed by a second one at Russey Keo High School on July 3rd and a third one at Chbar Ampeuo High School on July 6th.
AIP Foundation and Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, launched Thailand Helmet Vaccine Initiative (THVI) in Talad Kreab Municipality, Bangpa-in, Ayutthaya on July 4th with generous corporate and stakeholder support. The event kick started the implementation of the official collaboration between AIP Foundation and DDPM as part of the Thai government's 100% helmet use campaign.
International helmet expert and road safety specialist Dr. Terry Smith will visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 10 to 17 to monitor and advise Vietnamese helmet testing laboratories. Dr. Smith will also consult with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) on ways and means to eliminate poor quality and fake helmets from the Vietnamese market. In 2000, Dr. Smith and Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation assisted the government with the development of the new national helmet standard (TVCN 5756).
On May 30th and June 2nd, 2012, AIP Foundation will join the world community by celebrating International Children’s Day. International Children’s Day on June 1st celebrates children and their role in society, but the day also highlights the vulnerability of children, which is why on this occasion AIP Foundation seeks to equip the children from Hun Sen Chak Angre and York Batr primary schools with life saving skills and knowledge about road safety and safe helmet use.
A new televised public service announcement (PSA) was launched today, raising awareness of the dangerous consequences of not putting high quality helmets on children who travel on motorcycles.
On the anniversary of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety launch, ARRB Group sponsored a helmet donation to 800 students and 28 teachers of Phnom Dil Primary School through AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
Long Huei, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the popular Andes helmet brand, has joined a public awareness campaign promoting child helmet use by donating helmets to a Vietnamese primary school. The students and teachers of Ha Huy Giap School in District 12 of Ho Chi Minh City received 1,505 helmets on May 7th.
In honor of Vietnam’s official Year of Traffic Safety, District 9’s Department of Education and Training is collaborating with AIP Foundation and Intel Products Vietnam in an innovative project for children’s safety on the road. This Friday, a Traffic Safety Camp in the Nha Viet Eco-Village invited primary school students from four different schools to share their experiences and knowledge through interactive games alongside 300 Intel volunteers.
ohnson & Johnson has committed 140,000 USD to running Helmets for Kids programs in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Dong Nai Provinces. The helmet handover ceremonies took place in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh on April 9th and 12th and in Dong Nai on the 16th.
Cambodia’s National Road Safety Week is April 7th to 14th, and the road safety focused Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation is running a variety of activities in support of the government’s campaign. These activities were kicked off with a helmet donation to 209 students of Hun Sen Chak Angre Primary School on March 29th, part of a Helmets for Kids project being sponsored by the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program.
On March 10th, a parade of hundreds of people marched through Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9, showing their support of a year dedicated to road safety—and demanding safer roads for their communities. 2012 was declared Year of Traffic Safety by the Vietnamese government, and District 9’s local government collaborated with AIP Foundation to play an active role in the initiative by organizing this parade.
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched two Helmets for Kids programs at Sandann 1 and Bun Rany Hun Sen Phum Thom primary schools in Kratie province.
Dong Nai Province, Feb. 22, 2012-FedEx Express, one of the world's largest express transportation companies and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
Motorcyclists including Danish Ambassador to Cambodia Mikael Hemniti Winther arrived in Phnom Penh after driving from Bangkok in the Go4 Charity Ride. This trip raised funds for a 10 month school-based road safety program called Helmets for Kids which is being run by the non-profit AIP Foundation. A launching ceremony will congratulate the bikers and kick-off the school program.
Sustainability is an integral part of Big C Vietnam’s development strategy. Following a year of effective community activities, Big C will continue in 2012, beginning with the program “For children’s safety”. This program aims to raise awareness of child road safety issues and the importance of child helmet use.
After a staff member from Nguyen Kha Trac Primary School was injured in a motorcycle accident in early December, students and teachers eagerly received road safety assistance. Through the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation‟s Helmets for Kids program, 1,139 helmets were donated to the school at a Helmet Handover Ceremony on December 27th. The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) collaborated closely on this project.
This Sunday, Miss Vietnam 2008 hosted a Family Day event in Ho Chi Minh City that was full of fun activities centered around child motorcycle helmets. Family Day aimed to educate parents and encourage children to wear helmets every time they ride on a motorcycle. Organized by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City’s Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) and Department of Education and Training (DoET), the event was attended by over a thousand parents and children at the Children’s House in District 3.
City officials lead a workshop in Danang on December 17th to mobilize local road traffic safety agents to improve the child motorcycle helmet situation in the city.
A series of workshops held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang in November and December are mobilizing local road traffic safety agents. The workshops aim to inform, and to guide attendees in improving the child motorcycle helmet situation in their cities. City officials and road safety specialists are leading the workshops in order to provide attendees with high quality information, an illustration of the government’s serious commitment to this campaign at the local level.
The Ministry of Transport‟s leadership held a workshop “Assessing 2011 achievements and
planning on 2012 activities on child helmet use” in Ha Noi on December 12th to solicit international
stakeholders and government authorities to improve child helmet wearing in Vietnam.
On December 7th, members of the Cambodia Biker Club made a formal commitment to putting helmets on themselves and their passengers every time they ride, as a convoy of riders kicked off the new "Always care. Always wear a helmet." public awareness campaign. The campaign is being implemented by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in close collaboration with the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) and the General Commissariat of National Police, Ministry of Interior (MoI).
H.E. Hun Manet, representing Prime Minister H.E. Hun Sen, joined the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia (name)to celebrate the donation of 100 motorcycle helmets to primary school students on December 6th in Phnom Penh.
From November 2nd to 30th, 50,000 flyers refuting widespread myths about child helmet wearing will be distributed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang. This marks the launch of a public awareness campaign focused on child motorcycle helmet use by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the National Traffic Police (C67), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The social marketing campaign is being implemented by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and will be accompanied by strengthened police enforcement, supported by WHO.
an Thanh, 3 October 2011 – This Monday, the first grade students at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School received shiny new helmets from a sponsor who has been helping children stay safe on Vietnam’s dangerous roads since 2009, Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd (CMIT). Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation facilitated this donation through their Helmets for Kids program, with strong support from the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Department of Education and Training.
Phnom Penh, 19 August 2011- Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in close collaboration with the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), the General Commissariat of National Police, Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) held a Stakeholder Consultative Meeting to discuss an effective action plan for a Motorcycle Passenger Helmet Campaign to be launched this October.
Hanoi, 27 July 2011 - Mr. Greig Craft, President of the AIP Foundation, was awarded Vietnam's highest civilian honor - the Vietnamese Friendship Medal - for his philanthropic work and contributions to improving road safety in Vietnam.
Phnom Penh, 19 July 2011- ANZ Royal Bank donated 453 helmets to teachers and students of York Batr Primary School through AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program, at the first Handover Ceremony in Cambodia.
Hanoi, 6 June 2011- The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation hosted a Thai road safety delegation ofsenior government officials from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Management(DDPM)andThai private sector stakeholders in Hanoi.
May 11, 2011, More than 80 countries worldwide celebrated the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) on May 11, uniting around the common message: "It Is Time for Action."
10 May, 2011- Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia, supported the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) in Vietnam at a Helmets for Kids event on 10 May
Ho Chi Minh City, April 27th, 2011 - Michelin Viet Nam in coordination with AIP Foundation donated 1,515 helmets through the Helmets for Kids program to the teachers and students of Phuoc Long Primary School in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, April 24th, 2011 - Michelin Viet Nam and the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) held a road show to promote road safety in District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City
HO CHI MINH CITY, April 7, 2011 - FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has launched a competition to promote pedestrian safety and usage of its Traffic Safety Park among primary school children
Dong Nai, Vietnam, 2 March 2011 - Total Vietnam in partnership with Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched its Safe Routes to School program at An Loi Primary School, Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province, which provides road safety education to more than 900 students.
To promote traffic safety awareness, the FIA Foundation in coordination with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation recently filmed a documentary featuring actress and Global Road Safety Ambassador Michelle Yeoh
19 January 2011, GHVI – an international road safety coalition including the World Bank, the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), the FIA Foundation and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP)
Foundation – has appointed Robert Klein, a renowned international road safety expert, as its
Global Development Director
Ho Chi Minh City, 10 January 2011- Sophie Paris Vietnam today donated more than 200 helmets to students at Dong Ba Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City through the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
HO CHI MINH CITY, January 5, 2011 - FedEx Express, the world’s largest express
transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Asia Injury
Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam recently organized a ‘PHOTOVOICE’ photography
exhibition to promote pedestrian safety from the point of view of children. More than 100 photos
taken by 8 students at Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School were chosen to be showcased in the
PHOTOVOICE uses photography as a medium to promote social change and improve
quality of life in the community. It has been successfully implemented as part of the Safe Kids
program in 7 major world cities: Sao Paolo, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Shanghai, China; Mumbai,
India; Seoul, South Korea; and Manila, Philippines.
To avoid the annual dramatic increase in road deaths and injuries that come with Tet holiday, extra precautions must be taken to protect Vietnam‟s children. On January 5th, Ho Chi Minh City‟s Pham Van Chieu Primary School received a donation of 1870 helmets from United Parcel Service (UPS), a sponsor well aware of the holiday‟s impact on road conditions. The donation, part of a school-based helmet education program called Helmets for Kids, was implemented by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation with the collaboration of Ho Chi Minh City‟s Department of Education and Training (DOET) and Traffic Safety Committee (TSC).
HCMC - December 18th, 2010, at the Exhibition Center SECC, the final round of TOC LUC TOTAL competition held by TOTAL Vietnam was taken place with participation of 28 players
Ho Chi Minh City, December 9th, 2010 - Intel Products Viet Nam in coordination with AIP Foundation held a Helmets for Kids and traffic safety curriculum handover ceremony for teachers and students of Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School in District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Bangkok, 24 November 2010- Sofitel Bangkok Silom donated 175 helmets to primary school students at Wat Kaewjamfah School in Bangrak District as part of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation's Helmets for Kids program. Diversey Hygiene (Thailand) Co., Ltd. additionally donated a year's supply of hand sanitizer and soap dispensers to the school to promote hygiene.
Actress Kathy Uyen and singer Thanh Bui visited Truong Van Thanh Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City's District 9 in honor of the World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. Discussions with students and meaningful commemoration activities were followed by interviews with local authorities on road safety. Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) organized the day's events with the hope that it will increase students' awareness of road safety issues and lead to increased preventative action nationwide.
Ho Chi Minh City, 18 November, 2010- Movie Star Kathy Uyen and Australian Idol Thanh Bui will become Goodwill Ambassadors for the public awareness campaign to announce The World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, initiated by the AIP Foundation in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh Traffic Safety Committee
Ho Chi Minh City, November 16th, 2010 - TOTAL Vietnam announced their upcoming fundraising event “Toc luc TOTAL” with the goal of raising VND 400,000,000 for AIP Foundation’s Safe Routes to School traffic safety program
FedEx Express and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam officially opened a Traffic Safety Park at Quang Bien Primary School in Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province.
Tan Thanh, 4 October 2010 - Nearly 700 students and teachers at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School in Tan Thanh received helmets and helmet use education thanks to Cai Mep International Co., Ltd.'s (CMIT) sponsorship.
New York, 22 September, 2010- Greig Craft, president of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, announced today onstage at the Clinton Global Initiative a commitment to implement road safety programs in 94 schools across 4 countries over the next 3 years
Batam, 29 July 2010- The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation with corporate sponsors Chevron Corporation, Mitsui Exploration Co., Ltd. (MOECO), and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company, Ltd. (PTTEP)
Hanoi, 21 June 2010 - A Government delegation from Nicaragua led by Major Commissioner Roberto Gonzalez Kraudy, National Transit Chief and Mr Alvaro Lacayo, President of the Automobile Club of Nicaragua, and a member of the National Traffic Safety Committee of Nicaragua, visited AIP Foundation in Hanoi
18 May 2010 – AIP Foundation is launching a new intervention that targets parents’ education and awareness on child helmet use.
Hanoi, 2 October 2009 – Otis Elevator Vietnam donated 571 helmets to first grade students and teachers of the Tay Son School Primary School in Hanoi
HANOI, Vietnam – On September 11, 2009, the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) and Thakral Brothers Pte Ltd.
Ho Chi Minh City, 29 June 2009 – Photos of beaming smiles captured under their securely fastened child helmets, or embracing their parents wearing the same gear, adorned the walls in the Exhibition Hall of Lan Anh Music Center today
Hanoi, May 15, 2009 - Vietnam Helmet Wearing Coalition celebrates the “Helmets for Kids on Highway 1” project with a helmet donation and roadshow
Hanoi, April 29, 2009 - A total of 17 primary school children died in road crashes during the 2007-2008 school year in Binh Thuan province.
Ho Chi Minh City, 25 March 2009 - AIP Foundation’s (Asia Injury Prevention Foundation) second Child Helmet Public Awareness Campaign has a new face.
Ha Noi, 12th March 2009 – Leading road safety organisations joined together today to celebrate the commencement of road safety inspections on over 3,000 kilometres of Vietnam’s highways.
Hanoi, 26 February 2009 – The AIP Foundation in co-operation with the National Traffic Safety Committee kicked off its Child Helmet Public Awareness Campaign with the announcement of its national traffic safety photography contest
15 January 2009 – Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Minister of Education for our contributions to education of children in Vietnam. This honor is awarded to international organizations – both corporations and non-profit – and private sector companies in Vietnam.
Marking launch of WHO-UNICEF child injury report, helmet ceremony focuses on child deaths on Vietnam’s roads
Ho Chi Minh City, 30 October 2008 - International Film Star and Road Safety Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh is visiting Ho Chi Minh City today, October 30th
Hanoi, September 24, 2008 - "Wear a Helmet. Every time. Everywhere" is a slogan that you'll see now on street corners in every major city in Vietnam (Hanoi, HCMC, Danang, Can Tho, Hue), as well as on buses and bus shelters in Hanoi and HCMC.
Nha Trang, 16th June 2008 – The public awareness campaign for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) orchestrated a concert and a Helmet for Kids (HFK) in Nha Trang City
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