March 19, 2019
AIP Foundation received a $1 million USD grant from The UPS Foundation for the second phase of Safety Delivered, which will be implemented in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, and the Philippines over the next two years. The program will primarily work with primary school students to increase child helmet use and also work with young, inexperienced motorcycle drivers to improve safe driving behavior. The second phase launch was held in tandem with the first Round the World Roundtable in the lead-up to the 3rd United Nations Ministerial Meeting scheduled in Sweden in February 2020.
During 2017-2018, Safety Delivered reached over 3.6 million people directly and 22.4 million people directly, saving $14.3 million USD in prevented injuries, deaths, and loss of productivity and income. The program worked with 29 schools, educated over 200,000 children and youth, and distributed over 16,000 helmets. Helmet wearing rates at program schools increased from 5% to 69%. Upcoming Safety Delivered activities will include school-based road safety education, public awareness campaigns, and motorcycle helmet distribution and education.
AIP Foundation and The UPS Foundation have been working together since 2011 on school-based and advocacy-focused road safety initiatives in Southeast Asia.
Read the full press release here.
View more photos from the Roundtable and official check handover here here.