Children lead sustainable road safety efforts in southern Thailand

January 6, 2021

SONGKHLA, Thailand–January 6, 2021

At AIP Foundation, we know that children are effective advocates for road safety within their families and their communities when they have access to engaging and interactive road safety education programs. Under the Street Wise program, and as a part of a student democracy promotion project, a Safety Week event was held at Wichianchom School in Songkhla, southern Thailand.

Over 500 students from kindergarten to grade 6, including 150 student ambassadors and 200 teachers, were able to participate in a range of ‘bases’ to learn about a broad range of road safety issues including safely crossing the road, wearing a helmet correctly, learning all about traffic signs and driving vehicles safely. Government representatives and Chevron representatives also attended and participated in the activities to support students to learn more about road safety.

The safety week event aimed to educate and empower students to become road safety advocates. Wichianchom School has been a Street Wise partner since 2016, is the sixth project school in Songkhla province and is a model school for road safety learning.

The Street Wise program, supported by Chevron, has delivered road safety education to students in Thailand since 2014.The program delivers road safety education, extracurricular activities, capacity building activities, and stakeholder engagement with students, teachers, parents, community members, and government partners to improve the pedestrian and helmet skills of road users.

To view photos from the event please click here.

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