Empowering teachers to educate the next generation of road users in Thailand

March 12, 2021

PHRA PRADAENG DISTRICT, Thailand—March 12, 2021

AIP Foundation in Thailand conducted the first workshop of the VIA – Global Road Safety Education program by training 15 teachers in Phra Pradaeng District with representatives from Michelin and Total in attendance. The Program will encourage Thai teachers through a series of training sessions to impart road safety knowledge and skills to students ages ranging from 10 – 18 at our five target schools.

The VIA-GRSE program was built on internationally recognized child road safety education best practices, which drew from the experience of road safety practitioners from a breadth of industries and from the knowledge of the global GRSP Expert Team. The Program was developed to be easily integrated and adapted into current road safety initiatives.

“We are implementing the first phase of VIA in Thailand collaborating closely with Michelin, Total and the GRSP also with strong support from education authorities, school management and teachers in the target province. Everyone involved in implementing VIA is enthusiastic about it. We hope to use skills and lessons learned from this phase to effectively expand to many more schools in the next school semester – particularly, to illustrate that VIA can easily be incorporated in class programs with full pedagogical values,” Mrs. Ratanawadee H. Winther, Chairperson of AIP Foundation Thailand and AIP Foundation Denmark shared.

With proven success in France, Cameroon, and India, VIA Program will enhance the capacity of teachers in Thailand to undertake road safety training for their schools, specifically in Phra Pradaeng District where the industrial district has resulted in high-density traffic in the morning and evening during rush hours.

The VIA – Global Road Safety Education Program is globally managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, a hosted program within the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies under contract with the Total Foundation and Michelin Corporate Foundation and implemented by AIP Foundation.

To view more photos from the event, please click here.

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