Helmets for Kids program 2021 celebrates a year of road safety and inclusivity

December 30, 2021

THAI NGUYEN and TUYEN QUANG Province, Vietnam – December 30, 2021

As the year drew to a close, dedicated school staff and leaders from the Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training gathered for a workshop celebrating the successes of the Helmets for Kids program supported by Johnson & Johnson, in 2021.

The program milestones this year include the handover of 5,828 helmets which were distributed in Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang provinces to students, teachers, and staff at 8 schools leading to an increase in helmet use from 26% to 85%. Teachers received interactive training on road safety. Furthermore, project schools received booklets on helmet safety as educational materials.

The workshop also provided an opportunity for Government partners to share their experiences implementing the project, while reflecting on their innovations and ideas to address road safety issues within the context of COVID-19, when schools were closed and traveling was limited. School representatives from two project schools, Hương Sơn and Sơn Nam primary schools, excitedly shared their stories on the project activities, emphasizing their achievements and designing a plan to scale up the project activities in the new year.

The Helmets for Kids program has been supported by Johnson & Johnson. From 2012 to 2020, the Johnson & Johnson-funded Helmets for Kids program has provided 68,420 helmets to 93 schools across 8 Vietnamese provinces, in addition to providing tools and resources to ensure children in the community are commuting to school safely.

To read more about the helmet handover ceremony this year, please click here.

To view more photos of the Helmets for Kids program this year, please click here.

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