November 25, 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY AND THAI NGUYEN PROVINCE, Vietnam—November 25, 2020
As road crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for Vietnamese children and youth, children themselves are leading the fight against the very issues that affect them most. In just one month the “Đủ 3 bước, rước bình an (3 steps, be safe)” dance cover competition, under AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program, received more than 1,400 video submissions from students, families, and schools.
The submissions became a symbolic stance that children are no longer sitting idle waiting for change to happen for them—they are leading the change.
The competition, co-hosted by AIP Foundation and the Departments of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen Province aimed to encourage children to participate in global advocacy for helmet use. After careful consideration of the submissions, 33 prizes and 35 prizes were awarded to students in Thai Nguyen Province and Ho Chi Minh City respectively.
Mrs. Nguyễn Thị Yến Phương, Vice Deputy Head of Student Affairs Department, DOET of Ho Chi Minh shared, “I have that song constantly playing in my head now. Every time I get on my motorbike, I have to follow 3 steps of how to wear helmets correctly. I’m sure children in Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen are doing the same!”
The Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation, works with young, inexperienced motorcycle riders in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and India, to educate and eliminate distracted riding behavior, as well as increase helmet use among children.
To view Ho Chi Minh City’s first place winner, click here.
To view Thai Nguyen Province’s first place winner, click here.