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United Kingdom, September 12, 2023 – The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is receiving USD$2 million in grant funding and additional support from Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, to provide children with a safer journey to school.
Secondary school students at Woranari Chaloem School are claiming their space. They are not only demanding safe streets and safe mobility, but they are going to be the ones to deliver it. As part of the model road safety school in Songkhla province, the student council is leading the way to ensure that all students at the school have access to safe and sustainable road safety education.
In an effort to contribute to the target of Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes, the Chevron Street Wise program will celebrate a Road Safety Week 2023 for eleven primary schools from across Songkhla, Province in Thailand at Wichianchom school.
As part of the SAFE STEPS – Road Safety programme currently implemented in Cambodia, with support from Prudential Cambodia and the Prudence Foundation, a new province kick-off ceremony took place in June 2023 across three schools to safeguard the lives of Cambodian students and ease their access to education. The three schools selected for this program year include Kampong Thom High School, Hun Sen Taing Koak High School, and Steung Sen High School. Approximately 900 students and 150 teachers have attended.
AIP Foundation – a nonprofit organization focusing on safe, sustainable and equitable mobility – is hosting an annual workshop to share best practices and experiences on how to improve commuting safety for Cambodian workers as part of the Prevention and Participation program supported by VF Corporation. The workshop is organised in collaboration with stakeholders including the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) and the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training in Cambodia.
The United Nations Global Road Safety Week 2023 (UNGRSW) forms part of a worldwide movement mobilizing people across the world to advocate for safe mobility. This 7th edition of the global campaign, under the theme of #RethinkMobility, focuses on sustainable transport, in particular, the need to shift to cycling, walking, and using public transport.
Today, AIP Foundation is joining hands with the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee and the Pleiku’s People Committee to host a Community Bike Day 2023, in Pleiku, Vietnam.
As part of the SAFE STEPS – Road Safety programme, with support from Prudential Cambodia , a helmet handover ceremony was held at Hun Sen Trosek Koang High School, with approximately 600 students and 75 teachers attending. The helmet handover ceremony is co-organized with AIP Foundation and in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the National Road Safety Committee, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Kampot provincial partners.
Today, AIP Foundation announced the official launch of Phase III of the VIA Road Safety Education Programme (VIA Programme) in Thailand. Michelin, the world’s leading tyre company and sustainable mobility, has collaborated with TotalEnergies, the world’s leading energy group, to support the implementation of the VIA programme. It is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). The VIA Programme empowers teachers to educate children between 10 to 18 years old on road safety. This year, the program will be implemented at 22 schools in Pathum Thani province.
Today, the provincial Government of Songkhla and the non-profit AIP Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to officially establish a partnership pioneering a new road safety model for secondary school students under the Chevron Street Wise program. Over 50 stakeholders were present at the signing ceremony highlighting the commitment of local authorities to increase road safety throughout Songkhla Province in Thailand.