AIP Foundation receives global award for pedestrian safety at PREVCON ’15

August 1, 2015

From left to right: Shane O’Connor, Communications Advisor, FedEx Global Citizenship; Nuong Nguyen, Director of Programs, AIP Foundation in Vietnam; Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.

On the closing day of the 2015 Child Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) in Washington, D.C., AIP Foundation was announced the winner of the Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW) international program award for pedestrian safety.

The award recognizes AIP Foundation’s achievements in implementing the Safe Kids Walk this Way program in Vietnam, as distinct from among the 11 countries and hundreds of communities worldwide that have the program.

Launched globally in 1999 by SKW and FedEx, Walk this Way promotes pedestrian safety in at-risk communities through four main components: awareness and advocacy activities; infrastructure improvements; research; and, education programs. Since 2009, AIP Foundation as Safe Kids Vietnam has implemented Walk this Way across four target provinces, reaching 92,647 students from 118 primary and secondary schools.

At the ceremony, SKW took the opportunity to further congratulate AIP Foundation on notable successes in engaging governmental and other stakeholders meaningfully, contributing to increased helmet wearing rates, and gathering over 500,000 signatures for the #SaveKidsLives campaign.

Read more about Walk this Way here and about PREVCON ’15 here. Support the #SaveKidsLives campaign here.


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