April 23, 2014
Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and Abbott, publically commenced the new road safety education program, Helmets for Families, built on the proven school-based program, Helmets for Kids, with a ceremony at Cau Xang Primary School in Binh Chanh District on April 23. Developed in cooperation with the National Traffic Safety Committee and Ministry of Education and Training, this Helmets for Families project pilots the first of four selected primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
Helmets for Families tops off the success of the Helmets for Kids program by adding a new component focusing on parents, with the aim to change parent behavior about standard helmets. By signing the petition to ensure their children wear standard helmets and joining information sessions on the importance of using standard helmets, how to choose a standard helmet correctly and how to keep helmets in good condition, parents were able to exchange their low quality helmets with subsidized standard helmets.
Check out the photos here and the press release here.