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Supported by Mercedes Benz Vietnam, AIP Foundation officially launched Phase II of the MobileKids Vietnam program and Safety with Moki Tour, which will bring helmet safety and road crash prevention education to nearly 1,850 children ages 8-10 years old at Chi Lang Primary school, Ward 11, and Hoang Van Thu Primary school, Ward 6, in Go Vap District, Vietnam. The inaugural “kick-off” ceremony 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.
The two-year Slow Zones, Safe Zones speed reduction program in Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, which is supported by Fondation Botnar, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Nissan Motor Corporation, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and Kova Paint Company, officially concludes its first phase.
In partnership with local government in Gia Lai Province, AIP Foundation held a closing ceremony to share the program’s first phase results. Stakeholders included representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Education and Training, representatives of Gia Lai provincial government, and school administrators and parents from Pleiku City.
Safety Delivered, a program implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by The UPS Foundation since 2017, will launch a series of innovative multimedia campaigns, including billboard installations, photo contests, and public service announcements, across primary schools and hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Thai Nguyen, Vietnam to raise awareness of the importance of helmet use.
Over a three-year period from 2019 to 2022, 30 factories in high-risk provinces, including Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Speu, in Cambodia, will be targeted with road safety policy advocacy campaigns and the formation of road safety working groups to increase awareness of the importance of commuting safety through the Commuting Safety for Cambodian Workers (CSCW) program. The CSCW program is implemented by AIP Foundation and the Solidarity Center and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Nearly 720 primary school students and teachers at Chbar Amov 2 and Wat Mongkol Serei Kean Kleang Primary School in Phnom Penh received quality helmets and were encouraged to wear them as part of their school uniforms during the Safety Delivered 2019 kick-off event, implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by The UPS Foundation. The event aims to inspire young students to be role models in their community by promoting helmet use. Over the course of the 2019-2020 program, The UPS Foundation will donate more than 2,000 helmets to primary schools located in high-risk communities.
Following the success of the Safety Delivered program’s first year of implementation in Myanmar in between 2017-2018, 1,200 participants, including students, teachers, parents, and school representatives, attended the Safety Delivered helmet handover ceremony at School No. 13 in Chan Mya Thar Zi of the Mandalay Region in Myanmar, on December 19, 2019. Road traffic crashes continue to be one of the most fatal and costly public health problems in Myanmar, causing 17,452 crashes in 2018 that resulted in 5,184 deaths and 26,741 injuries, with motorcyclists making up the majority of fatalities at 45%.
In response to the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee’s 2019 traffic safety action plan, which calls for better traffic safety for passengers and motorcycles, AIP Foundation addressed child non-helmet use by providing more than 400 helmets to at-risk students at Phu Xuan Primary School in Binh Xuyen District through the Helmets for Kids program. The Helmets for Kids program is supported by the Vietnam Garment Manufacturing Company (VNG) – TAL Apparel and implemented by AIP Foundation in Binh Xuyen District, a rural district of Vinh Phuc Province in the Red River Delta region of Northern Vietnam.
The Helmets for Families program, organized by AIP Foundation with the support of Manulife Cambodia, held a symbolic helmet handover ceremony at Onlong Vil Primary School in Onlong Vil Commune, Sangke District, Battambang Province, in which 1,238 helmets were donated to students, teachers, and parents. The event was attended by provincial and national government representatives, including officers of Battambang Province, well as road safety stakeholders and representatives from Manulife Cambodia and AIP Foundation.
In celebration of AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program, nearly 1,600 attendees, including volunteers from UPS (NYSE: UPS), students, parents, school officials, and local stakeholders, banded together to raise awareness for road safety through a kick-off ceremony and motorcycle parade at Ho Văn Thanh Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In celebration of AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program, more than 500 attendees, including volunteers from UPS (NYSE: UPS), students, parents, school officials, and local stakeholders from 12 program schools, banded together to raise awareness for road safety through a kick-off ceremony at Ban Bangkapi School in Bangkok, Thailand.