August 30, 2023
BANGKOK, Thailand – August 30th, 2023
An Educational Sharing Forum was hosted as part of Phase III of the VIA Road Safety Education Programme in Thailand. The goal of the forum was to promote dialogue and experience sharing on the practical implementation of the VIA Programme. The VIA Programme is supported by TotalEnergies Foundation and The Michelin Foundation and managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). In Thailand, the program is implemented by the AIP Foundation Thailand country office.
Together, we can save young lives on the road
This year, the Education Sharing Forum brought together key representatives from other countries implementing the VIA Programme, including India, Kenya, and Uganda. Each representative exchanged their experiences on successful stories, strategies, and survey findings from the implementation phases 1-2-3 as well as ideas for improvement and innovation in future phases of the program. The Forum also provided a unique opportunity to facilitate the discussions between VIA implementation countries, stakeholders from the private sector, and government sector engagement.
Celebrating two successful years of VIA in Thailand
At its core, the VIA Programme empowers teachers to educate children between 10 to 18 years old on road safety, aiming to improve their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to road safety as well as enhance the capacity of school teachers to deliver road safety training to students.
During Phase I implementation in 2021, the VIA Programme benefitted over 321 students, 15 teachers, and 11 classes across five different schools in Phra Pradaeng District with active engagement from Michelin and TotalEnergies representatives in Thailand.
Phase 2 of the program was launched in May 2021 and has supported 51 trained teachers who started rolling out VIA Modules in both online and on-site classrooms to reach the target of 5,500 students with 141 classes. Following these successes, Phase 3 of the program launched in March 2023 and aims to reach approximately 15,000 students from 14 schools.
Useful links and further information:
To view more photos from the VIA Road Safety Education Sharing Forum 2023, please click here.
To read more about the launch of Phase III, please click here.