August 21, 2019
Manulife Cambodia recently invited AIP Foundation Cambodia Country Director, Pagna Kim, and Cambodia Program Manager, Piseth Im, to speak to an audience of 400 people and deliver a presentation titled, “Our Road Safety Partnership: Saving Many Lives in Cambodia” at its offices in Phnom Penh. The presentation highlighted the successes of AIP Foundation’s partnership with Manulife Cambodia, including results from the Helmets for Families program which began in 2012.
The presentation covered advocacy efforts, implementation of Manulife Cambodia’s Helmets for Families program, along with changes to road traffic laws and improvements in enforcement. Since 2012, Manulife Cambodia and AIP Foundation have donated 5,000 high quality helmets to students and delivered road safety education and skills to 7 schools, 5,000 students, 261 teachers, and 9,129 parents.
In addition to positive contributions made at target schools and communities, Manulife Cambodia is one of over 100 stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and international community that has endorsed the joint policy recommendation on motorcycle passenger helmet use urging adoption and implementation of a new road traffic law that will require motorcycle passengers and children to wear helmets.
For the second year in a row, Manulife Cambodia will also support the Annual Road Safety Conference in Cambodia on September 4-5, 2019, which aims to promote more effective measures to reduce road injuries and fatalities. In recognition of their commitment to improving road safety, Manulife Cambodia has won awards at both the national and international level, including The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership of the Year award from Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium and Certificates of Appreciation from the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) in 2018 and 2019.
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