Early observations show significant increase in helmet use at “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project schools

February 28, 2015

Students wear their new helmets at a handover ceremony

In January 2015, AIP Foundation conducted the first post-intervention helmet observations at the 18 schools targeted by the “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project, supported by USAID-DIV and others, as well as six control schools. The observation took place at each school approximately two weeks after the ceremony or event where students and teachers received their helmets. Across the 18 target schools, average student helmet use rates increased from 0.4% in the pre-intervention observation to 89% in the first post-intervention observation. However, student helmet use rates at the six control schools remained low from 0.5% to 2%. The second post-intervention helmet observation will be conducted 10-12 weeks after the ceremony or event at each school.

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