AIP Foundation announces partnership with author Patrick Greenwood safeguarding young lives on the roads in Vietnam

December 13, 2022

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – December 13, 2022 

AIP Foundation is delighted to announce the partnership with author Patrick Greenwood in support of Helmets for Kids in Vietnam. Patrick Greenwood is not only an avid and lifelong fan of cycling, which he has done all around Asia but has also founded the publishing company and Cyclewriter 3 espresso coffee company. With this company, he writes fictional novels and cybersecurity blogs and hosts a weekly podcast called ‘writers on writers over a triple espresso.’ 

 Proceeds from Patrick’s writing go to many global causes. Children and young people are at the heart of our programs at AIP Foundation because they are the world’s most vulnerable road users and, above all – the generation of tomorrow. We owe them the knowledge and the tools to walk independently and safely into their future. Our legacy program, Helmets for Kids – now running for 22 years – still proves its tremendous efficacy in the countries where we work. 

Patrick Greenwood’s latest novel, ‘Sunrise in Saigon’ published by Austin Macauley, is set in Ho Chi Minh City. With echoes of Tom Clancy and Jack Higgins, “Sunrise in Saigon” is Patrick Greenwood’s first book in a new series about cybersecurity, passion, and international espionage.

 Its protagonist, Jack, leaves the US for a cycling tour of Vietnam after finally wanting to see the beautiful country and the people. A desire Jack had carried with him since he was 11. In support of Helmets for Kids, Patrick Greenwood will donate proceeds from selling the ‘Sunrise in Saigon’ novel and coffee sales from his coffee company to AIP Foundation. 

With the vision of making safety a core value, as adopted by the Global Plan of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, we are proud to witness increasing bicycle helmet-wearing rates of students at some of our project schools. As helmet-wearing is not mandatory by law on bicycles in many countries, this achievement demonstrates a mind-shift of students and parents toward safer road behaviors. Helmets for Kids is directly linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under SDG 3- good health and well-being and SDG 11, based on Sustainable Cities and Communities.

“We are grateful to Patrick Greenwood for sharing our vision of a world with zero road injuries and fatalities and extend our sincere gratitude for this fruitful collaboration,” shares Jimmy Tang, Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager at AIP Foundation. 

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