April 2, 2018
At Wat Toul Tompong Primary School in Phnom Penh, 870 students and 60 teachers received helmets donated by our Safety Delivered program. Road safety is a major concern for the school, which is located on the corner of two busy roads. Baseline studies revealed that only 10% of students observed wear a helmet on their way to school. At the handover ceremony, Ms. Meas Rada, Vice-Chief of Commune of Toul Tompong 1, spoke on behalf of the local community and thanked those in attendance for their participation and commitment towards keeping students safe on their daily commute.
As part of Safety Delivered, teachers from the school recently took part in a training workshop conducted by AIP Foundation staff. The workshop focused on expanding teacher knowledge of general road safety issues, the correct way to wear a helmet and why, and ways of educating students on how to be safe road travelers. Training the teachers on how to deliver newly-acquired road safety knowledge to students is a vital component of the program.
Safety Delivered, supported by The UPS Foundation, works with young, inexperienced motorcycle drivers to improve their distracted driving behaviors while also working to increase child helmet use.
View more photos from the helmet ceremony here.