July 7, 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam–7 July 2020
Supported by Mercedes Benz Vietnam, AIP Foundation implemented Phase II of the MobileKids Vietnam program and Safety with Moki Tour, which brought helmet safety and road crash prevention education to nearly 1,850 children from Chi Lang and Hoang Van Thu Primary school in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. The event took place at Chi Lang Primary School, with representatives from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, Traffic Safety Committee, Go Vap Bureau of Education and Training, and Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, in attendance.
Utilizing adapted training materials that were developed with educational experts during Phase I of the program, Phase II of the MobileKids Vietnam and Safety with Moki program gave students the opportunity to participate in training workshops to learn about safe behaviors when inside cars, such as how to get out of a locked car, fastening seat-belts correctly, using child restraints, refraining from ever leaning out of an open car window, and always watching carefully whenever opening a car door, in addition to helmet safety education. 41 class-based trainings were conducted for approximately 1,850 students from July 6-10 at the two project schools.
Mr. Brad Kelly, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, expressed his enthusiasm and joy in playing games with the kids, and shared that this is a brilliant way to teach road safety to children. He stated, “Safety is part of our brand’s DNA and we want to deliver safety awareness to the next generation. Following the success of last year’s MobileKids, which generated a very positive result with general road safety knowledge increasing by 20%, we are pleased to deliver 41 trainings this year to students in a lively, interactive manner that will directly benefit their safety.”
Read more about the event in the Press Release here.
To view photos from the event, click here.