Helmet safety training: A sustainable approach to building capacity for teachers in Mumbai, India

August 20, 2022

MUMBAI, India – August 20, 2022

At the Lilavati Lalji Dayal High School and the College of Commerce, teachers were at the forefront of safeguarding their students’ lives by attending a refresher course on helmet safety as part of the Safety Delivered program supported by The UPS Foundation.  The teachers attended the first training in November 2021.

At the schools, there are no facilities for the student’s pick-up and drop-off. The main gates are located directly on the main road, the situation is highly dangerous and hectic. However, these risks are preventable. During the training, the teachers became the students as they gained knowledge on the global and Indian road crash crises, as well as their roles and responsibilities in preventing their students from being unsafe on the streets.

The training also provided an opportunity for them to increase their expertise and skills on proper helmet use, and helmet standards and regulations in India. Inspired by the training, the teachers will promote road safety to their students by imparting the life-saving skills they learned. After the training, the teachers felt better equipped to safeguard every student from the dangers of the road.

“At its core, the Safety Delivered program aims to reduce road crash injuries and fatalities among underrepresented children and vulnerable road users through inclusive helmet distribution and education, combined with advocacy and awareness initiatives which target youth, community members, civil society, and governments to address high-risk road behaviors. Through these reinforcing components, Safety Delivered works to build an ecosystem for sustainable change to better protect all road users in India,” shared Mirjam Sidik, Chief Executive Officer at AIP Foundation.

Useful links: 

– To read more about the first helmet handover ceremony in India, please click here.

– To view a live stream of the first helmet handover ceremony in India, please click here. 

– To read more about the Decade of Action for Road Safety, please click here. 

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