February 24, 2019
Save the Children and AIP Foundation held a Training of Trainers for community leaders on school safety awareness at Grand Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok as part of The 7% Project.
In the morning, guest speakers including AIP Foundation’s Oratai Junsuwanaruk, Save the Children’s Arun Wattanapalin, and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation’s Pisith Wongthiathana provided participants with key facts and road safety basics and highlighted possible measures communities can implement to improve road safety in school areas.
In the afternoon, the participants learned the correct way to wear helmets and worked in groups to analyze risks faced by residents in their respective communities when using the road and come up with ways to reduce those risks as well as present their activity plans. Additionally, helmets were provided to all participants.
The training was attended by 86 people including 75 community leaders and representatives from district offices from 8 districts of Bangkok – Prawet, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Wang Thonglang, Min Buri, Yannawa, Bang Kapi, Phasi Charoen and Don Mueang.
The 7% Project is a collaboration between AIP Foundation and Save the Children and aims to increase engagement by school authorities to encourage helmet use among children and families, strengthen the capacity of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration staff, teachers, community members, and youth leaders and engage police stakeholders to actively enforce traffic laws.
View more photos from the training here.