A growing legacy: the expansion of the Helmets for Kids program in Thai Nguyen province Vietnam.

October 15, 2021

THAI NGUYEN, Vietnam – October 15, 2021

As part of the growing legacy of the Helmets for Kids Program, AIP Foundation with support from Johnson & Johnson, is expanding one of our signature programs to another three new schools in Thai Nguyen city. These project schools are located in areas at high risk for crashes. The expansion was launched with an orientation workshop and teacher training co-hosted by our Government partners in the province.

The opening speech was delivered by Mr. Tran Van Long, Deputy Head of the Traffic Safety Committee of Thai Nguyen province, and Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation of Thai Nguyen province. AIP Foundation warmly welcomed the attendance of Mr. Tan Hoang Long, Chief of Office of the Traffic Safety Committee of Thai Nguyen province, and Mr Nguyen Duc Minh, Representative of Thai Nguyen Department of Education and Training.

Following the opening remarks, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quy Linh, AIP Foundation National Program Director delivered a speech on the importance 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030. All relevant stakeholders from the road safety field reassured their commitment to both the 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety and Vision Zero.

AIP Foundation hosted a presentation on the project orientation, helmet standards, and proper helmet wearing. During the meeting, a training was held for teachers of the schools that newly joined the project for this school year 2021-2022, as well as a refresher training for the schools that joined the project during the last school year in 2020-2021. A total of six project schools were trained, with 30 teachers attending. The training provided an opportunity to increase the teachers’ expertise and skills on proper helmet use, by learning various head sizes measurement methods. The purpose of the training was also to introduce interactive teaching methods on Road Safety, especially on helmet safety.

Inspired by the training, the teachers will promote road safety to their students by imparting the life-saving skills they learned. The teachers were also introduced to educational materials on helmet safety that will be distributed to the project schools. After the training, the teachers felt better equipped to safeguard every student from the dangers of the road.

Since 2012, AIP Foundation and Johnson & Johnson have partnered together to promote child helmet use and deliver student road safety education at schools in target provinces throughout Vietnam through the Helmets for Kids program. From 2020-2021, AIP Foundation will continue to implement the Helmets for Kids program to work with vulnerable program schools and communities.

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To read more about the Helmets for Kids program and our partnership with Johnson & Johnson, please click here.

To read more about the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, please click here.

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