October 25, 2013
On October 24, 2013, the leading Canadian-based financial services company, Manulife PLC, in collaboration with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, held a Helmets for Families helmet handover ceremony at Wat Preah Put primary school in Phnom Penh. On this day, 647 helmets were donated to students, teachers, and parents to promote road safety and to raise awareness around the issue of helmet use.
Wat Preah Put primary school is located in a high-density traffic area along a main road in Phnom Penh. Approximately 80 percent of students commute to and from school during rush hour on motorcycles and bicycles, very few of whom wear helmets. With this donation, Helmets for Families has provided helmets to 499 students, 48 teachers, and 100 mothers as well as helmet training sessions to reinforce the importance of helmet use and remind parents and educators of their responsibility to act as models of good behavior.
Read the press release and view the photos.