March 8, 2018
In support of International Women’s Day, we organized a helmet use forum for 40 mothers at Veal Vong Primary School in Cambodia. The forum is a vital part of the Helmets for Families program, which is sponsored by Manulife Cambodia Plc. The mothers received information on the impact of road crashes on society and their families, the relationship between injury prevention and helmet use, and their role in encouraging helmet use among their families. Additionally, the mothers learned about the revised road traffic law in Cambodia, which now mandates that motorcycle passengers, including children over three years, wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
In addition to this road safety education, our Helmets for Families program donated 1,048 helmets to teachers, students, and parents of Veal Vong Primary School in November 2017. We are working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, General Commiserate of National Police, and National Road Safety Committee to implement other activities at Veal Vong Primary School over the coming year.