300 helmets delivered to most at-risk students in Siem Reap through YARS initiative

December 1, 2017

YARS adjust helmet for student Austrialian Embassy December 2017
A YARS team member assists a Siem Reap primary school student on how to correctly wear her helmet.

The Young Ambassadors for Road Safety (YARS) network, in partnership with the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program, donated 300 helmets to students from Samdech Decho Hun Sen Krous, Phnum Thnol, and Por Langkar Primary Schools in Siem Reap.

Delighted students took part in games organized by the student ambassadors that introduced road safety concepts in an engaging and educational manner. The YARS team also provided Instruction on how to wear a helmet correctly to each of the 300 recipients. YARS is a safety awareness initiative that empowers university students to design and implement practical road safety awareness behaviors for their peers and local community primary school students.

450 people attended the ceremonies throughout the day including officials representing the Department of Public Work and Transport, Siem Reap Traffic Police, and the Commune council as well as, students, teachers, school management, AIP Foundation staff, and YARS members.

View more photos from the ceremony here.

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