April 9, 2013
Students from Phong Phu Primary School in District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and AIP Foundation participated in the Long Short Walk campaign on April 9 to raise awareness in communities about the importance of making our road safer for the most vulnerable among us, especially pedestrians.
According to the World Health Organization, pedestrians account for 22 percent of road traffic fatalities around the world. This May the UN marks its second Global Road Safety Week by focusing on pedestrians. In line with this theme, the Long Short Walk has been launched as part of the Zenani Mandela Campaign, led by the Mandela Family, the Make Roads Safe Campaign, and the Road Safety Fund.
Long Short Walk activities are being carried out in partnership with the WHO, UNEP, and NGOs around the world to draw attention to the urgent need to better protect vulnerable road users and to spark action on the measures needed to do so. By joining this campaign, the public raises awareness and educates communities on walking safer and smarter by contributing photos and video of local events on Facebook and the Long Short Walk website.
Click here to view photos and video from Phong Phu Primary School!