Helmets for Kids program Thailand: Students enjoy interactive learning activities on road safety in Bangkok

February 20, 2024

BANGKOK, Thailand – February 20, 2024

As part of the Helmets for Kids program, supported by the FIA, students at Wat Chanpradittharam school, Watchonglom school, Watratsatthatham school, and Watpakbor school received safety mobility training to keep them safer on the roads. The schools are located in traffic-dense Bangkok, and students are often at risk while traveling to and from school on motorbikes with their families.

During the student trainings, nearly 1500 primary school students from across the four project schools in Bangkok will be attending student trainings on road safety and mobility skills, focusing on helmet safety. Helmets are a uniquely affordable and effective protection against head injuries on the road. Wearing a quality helmet can reduce the risk of death by 42% and the risk of serious brain injury by 69%.

These trainings will be facilitated by their teachers who attended a training back in December 2023. The teachers are then better equipped to find the best way to impart safe mobility skills and knowledge to their students. The student training led by the teachers will focus on empathy and fun and interactive activities to ensure that the students can learn real-life skills from a real-life situation.

More about the Helmets for Kids program in Thailand:

In an effort to contribute to the global goal of reducing road injuries and fatalities by 50% by 2030 as set out by the World Health Organization, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and AIP Foundation have joined together to implement the Helmet for Kids program in Bangkok during the 2023-2024 Academic year.

Useful Resources:

– To view photos of the student training, please click here.

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