September 27, 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam—September 27, 2020
AIP Foundation, a non-profit organization who pioneered road safety in Vietnam for the last 20 years through their five gears approach, sees their decades of effort come back full circle in a pivotal way. What was once a vision typically led externally by AIP Foundation, is now led by the Vietnamese government and an integral part of the government’s initiatives. On September 27, 2020, the National Traffic Safety Committee organized a “Wear helmets for children” walk to raise awareness and urge the community to increase helmet use amongst children.
AIP Foundation joined the thousands of people walking from Le Duan street to Independence Palace, which became a nostalgic moment for the organization as they reflect back on their work. “It’s always our hope that the work we do will help guide and empower the government to adopt similar actions into their own vision of what the future of Vietnam will look like for children. This event is the Government demonstrating its commitment to making roads safer for children. It’s truly a momentous occasion to attend and see what AIP Foundation has been doing for years come around full circle in a significant way,” says Ms. Dang Thi Kieu My, Business Development Manager of AIP Foundation.
The walk is part of the Government’s vision of having 80% of children nationwide wear helmets while on a vehicle by 2020. In addition to the thousands of parents and government officals who attended, 1,500 primary students, Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Kunio Umeda, General Manager of Honda, Mr. Keisuke Tsuruzono, and Miss World Vietnam, Ms. Luong Thuy Linh were in attendance.
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