February 28, 2013
ARRB Group, one of Australia’s most trusted advisors regarding road safety technical input, is sponsoring a helmet donation to Phnom Dil Primary School, as part of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. Less than a year ago, ARRB provided helmets to the entire school body, including 800 students and 28 teachers, and on February 28, 2013, donated 187 new helmets to first-year students and those whose first helmet has been damaged.
Phnom Dil Primary School is located in Kampong Cham Province, along National Road 6. Proximity to this road creates a dangerous environment for the students because motorcycles, cars, buses, and trucks travel along the road at high frequency and speed. Helmet observations revealed that the number of the children at this school who wore helmets when they ride to or from school on a motorcycle increased from virtually none prior to Helmets for Kids to 86 percent this year.
The helmets were handed over to the students at a ceremony attended by 250 people, including parents, local authorities, and partners. ARRB Group’s sponsorship also includes helmet observations, teacher training, crash monitoring, extracurricular activities and communication with students’ parents to reinforce their understanding of helmet use and encourage them to put helmets on their children.
Read the press release, and check out the photos!