Abbott volunteers take part in extracurricular activities aimed at enhancing child road safety competency

April 6, 2016

Abbott volunteers teach students how to wear their new helmets correctly.

Throughout the months of March and April, AIP Foundation, in collaboration with Abbott Laboratories, the National Traffic Safety Committee, and the Ministry of Education and Training, has been organizing extracurricular events focused on road safety at 11 schools throughout the country. Abbott volunteers were in attendance at the events at Truong Dinh school in Ho Chi Minh City on the 6th of April along with approximately 2,000 students and teachers.

These activities are part of the education component of the Abbott-funded Helmets for Families program, which has been working to increase road safety literacy and safe behaviors among Vietnamese families for the past three years. In collaboration with the provincial Traffic Safety Committees and the Department of Education and Trainings, two schools in Hanoi, four in Ho Chi Minh City, and five in Tra Vinh have been targeted to be beneficiaries of comprehensive teacher and parent safety trainings and helmet donations.

Among the results from the Helmets for Families program, the average helmet-wearing rate increased from 6.8% to 66.3% at the project schools in Hanoi, from 27% to 82% at those in Ho Chi Minh City, and from 30.4% to 80% at those in Tra Vinh.

To view photos of the event, click here.

For more details of the event, read the press release here.

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