November 28, 2021
THAI NGUYEN – November 28, 2021
As part of the growing legacy of Safety Delivered, supported by The UPS Foundation, Phase III of the program is set to take place in Thai Nguyen City and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During Phase III of the Safety Delivered program (2021 – 2022), 50% of students who participate in the program are from underrepresented communities. These children often lack access to safe and sustainable commutes. The helmets make a life-saving difference for vulnerable children on their way to and from school.
In cooperation with the Provincial Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training, AIP Foundation hosted a helmet handover ceremony for students. The helmet handover promoted community awareness of the life-saving importance of increasing child helmet use. The event commenced with a welcome and introduction by Mr. Tran Van Long, Vice Executive Chairman from Traffic Safety Committee of Thai Nguyen province and Deputy Director from Department of Transportation of Thai Nguyen province. The students, their parents, and school administrators were in attendance.
Following the introduction, the students received their helmets and learned about helmet safety rules from AIP Foundation and UPS volunteers. We were delighted to welcome dedicated volunteers from UPS Vietnam to demonstrate to the students how to wear a helmet correctly. The students participated in the “Three steps, be safe” dance.
Trieu Thi Huyen Trang, an 11-year-old student at the target school shared, “I feel very excited about my new helmet, and I know that I will be safer on the road. It was so much fun to learn about the three steps of wearing a helmet properly from the UPS volunteers, they were so friendly.”
“Road safety is a key element of UPS’s commitment to helping build sustainable communities around the world. These commitments are part of the UPS DNA, which is why we’ve supported the Safety Delivered program since 2011,” said Russell Reed, Managing Director UPS Vietnam.
“Everyone deserves the right to road safety education and equal access to a safe journey to and from school or work, and we’re proud to support the inspirational efforts made by the AIP Foundation to ensure these opportunities are reaching as many people as possible.”
Mr. Tran Van Long, Vice Executive Chairman from Traffic Safety Committee of Thai Nguyen province and Deputy Director from Department of Transportation of Thai Nguyen province, “It is of paramount importance that the helmet fits the wearer properly and be worn correctly. Today, students learned how to make sure their helmets fit properly, ensuring maximum protection on the road.”
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