November 26, 2014
Today, nearly 8,200 high-quality helmets were donated to students and discounted to parents from nine schools in Tra Vinh and Ho Chi Minh City. In partnership with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and with financial support from Abbott, the helmet donations commenced the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Families program in Tra Vinh Province with a kick-off ceremony at Phuong 8C Primary School. Attendees included representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Education and Training, Tra Vinh Department of Education and Training, Tra Vinh Traffic Safety Committee, Tra Vinh Traffic Police, Tra Vinh Union of Friendship Organization, Abbott representatives, comedian Dinh Toan, and nearly 600 students, teachers, and parents. At the ceremony, nearly 4,200 high-quality helmets were distributed to students and teachers. As part of the Helmets for Families program, students were educated on proper helmet-wearing and road safety and teachers were provided with road safety teaching tools. Additionally, parents were taught how to choose high-quality helmets and advised on the importance of these helmets. Parents were then given the opportunity to exchange their substandard helmets for nearly 4,000 high-quality subsidized ones.
Read the full press release here.
View more photos from the day here,