February 2, 2022
BANGKOK, Thailand – February 2, 2022
As we welcome the start of the lunar new year, we are delighted to announce the expansion of the Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation, in Thailand. To mark the occasion, an interactive helmet training and introduction session was hosted by AIP Foundation.
This year, many of the students from the Bangkok Metropolitan region 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. The helmets will be distributed to both primary and secondary school students at six beneficiary schools.
During the helmet safety training, teachers became the students as they gained knowledge on the global road crash crisis as well as their responsibilities as adult role models in preventing their students from being unsafe on the streets. The training also provided an opportunity for them to increase their expertise and skills on general road safety and proper helmet use. Inspired by the training, the teachers felt better equipped to safeguard every student from the dangers of the road.
Safety Delivered is a program implemented by AIP Foundation to work with primary school students and motorcyclists in high-risk areas in India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam – by educating youth on safe driving skills as well as increasing helmet use among children.