More than 900 helmets donated to school on high-risk Cambodian national highway

December 2, 2016

Schoolchildren at Kessararam Primary School in Siem Reap helping each others out with their new helmets.
Students at Kessararam Primary School in Siem Reap help each other put on their new helmets.

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. In addition to the helmet donation, the program provides students with education and activities, such as traffic simulations and road awareness training.

Approximately 80% of students at Kessararam Primary School commute to school via motorcycle or bicycle. In 2014, a student at Kessararam Primary School was killed in a road crash, and over the past two years, four others have been injured.

View more photos from the event here.

Read the event’s full press release here.

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