October 28, 2013
On October 28th, the British Embassy Bangkok donated 230 helmets to students and teachers of the Wat Chaimongkol School in Bangkok. The helmet donation launched the British Embassy Bangkok and AIP Foundation’s partnership on the Helmets for Kids program to increase helmet use, provide road safety and pedestrian education, and ultimately reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries among children. This partnership is the first of its kind in Thailand, and shows a great commitment from the foreign government to its surrounding community.
The helmets were donated during a helmet handover celebration attended by H.E. Mr. Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok, and H.E. Mr. Chatchai Promlert, Director General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). In celebration of this donation, students organized a dance performance with their new helmets and a road safety fashion show. Founder and President of AIP Foundation, Greig Craft, led a proper helmet use demonstration for students and Country Director of AIP Foundation Thailand, Ratana Winther, spoke about the importance of child helmet use.
Read the press release here and view the photos here.