October 24, 2018
On 24 October, 2018, Helmets for Kids gave 500 helmets to students during a helmet handover ceremony at Ba Hien B primary school in Binh Xuyen District, Vinh Phuc Province. This is the first time Helmets for Kids has been implemented in Vinh Phuc Province through the support of Vietnam Garment Manufacturing Company (VNG) – TAL Apparel, whose factory is located in Binh Xuyen District. Representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), Vinh Phuc Traffic Safety Committee (TSC), Vinh Phuc Department of Education and Training (DoET), Vinh Phuc Traffic Police, and journalists attended the ceremony. A teacher training workshop was conducted in addition to the helmet handover ceremony.
After conducting a pre-implementation survey, AIP Foundation found that only 2% of students wear helmets regularly. This low rate, combined with the complex traffic situation around the school, puts the students at high risk. Helmets for Kids provides road safety knowledge and raises awareness among teachers and students about helmet usage. From this event, students, parents, and teachers will be better equipped and protected on the roads and will be able to influence those around them to wear helmets.
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Please see read the press release here