Local Government partners and AIP Foundation gear up to safeguard students on the road in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

November 17, 2021

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – November 17, 2021

As part of one of our signature programs, Safety Delivered, supported by The UPS Foundation, the AIP Foundation team hosted an orientation workshop and teacher training in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for our Government partners. Gearing up for the helmet handover ceremony to be held at the beginning of December, 129 dedicated representatives from the Traffic Safety Committee of HCMC, the Department of Education and Training of HCMC, and school teachers from District 8, Binh Tan, Tan Phu, Cu Chi, and Binh Chanh gathered for the event.

The orientation workshop began with an opening speech by Mr. Nguyen Vu Hanh Phuc, Chief Secretary of the Traffic Safety Committee of HCMC, Then AIP Foundation presented the project work plan, as well as roles and responsibilities of the School Management Boards and teachers in implementing the work plan.

Current updates on the laws and regulations of helmet wearing and technical information about standard helmets and proper helmet use were highlighted. Teachers from 5 program schools also participated in the teacher training, to be better equipped with knowledge and skills on helmet safety, as well as to pass them on to their primary school students.

Safety Delivered is a program implemented by AIP Foundation to work with primary school students and motorcyclists in high-risk areas in India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam by educating youth on safe driving skills as well as increasing helmet use among children. During the next two years, the Safety Delivered program will distribute 4,900 helmets to students and teachers from ten program schools in Ho Chi Minh and Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam.

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