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Zody T. Huynh, Communications Coordinator

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Tackling poverty by making commutes for schoolchildren safer

 

AIP Foundation, in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training, expands the Helmets for Kids (HFK) program, supported by Johnson & Johnson, delivering life-saving interventions to rural communities in Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang provinces, Vietnam. Each of these provinces are home to a significant number of ethnic minorities. The life-saving interventions include helmet distribution and education activities focusing on safe helmet use.  The very first event of the program expansion will be hosted in Yen Bai Province on November 13, 2020.

Special Release: Change is here.

When AIP Foundation first started the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program in Gia Lai province, we were determined to make a difference and change the lives of schoolchildren for the better. As UNICEF, FIA Foundation, and the Child Health Initiative highlighted in early September in their “Guidance For Safe And Healthy Journeys To School During The Covid-19 Pandemic And Beyond,” ensuring that children are safe on their journey to and from school is now more important than ever.
 
We are excited to announce that change is here:

Special Release: The last plate for Ngoc

Tragedy strikes in a quiet village 

It was early morning, around 6 AM on March 18, 2019. On a street in Pleiku City, a peaceful city with a population of less than 500,000 people, two 13-year-old girls rode their bicycles to school, a road they had memorized as part of their daily commute. One of those girls, Ngoc, would be tragically killed before ever stepping foot into the classroom.

Safety Delivered advocates for government enforcement on helmet quality in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – 7 October 2020

 

In order to implement the Prime Minister’s Directive 04 / CT-TTg dated January 19, 2018 on accelerating the application of solutions to improve the effectiveness of legal regulations on mandatory helmet wearing for motorbike drivers, motorcyclists, and electric bicyclists, AIP Foundation and the National Traffic Safety Committee co-hosted a program mid-term review forum. The event will discuss strategies to improve the use of quality helmets, with the engagement and support of national and local government representatives, road safety and public health experts, and private sector stakeholders, including helmet manufacturers in Vietnam.

Commuting Safety advocates power forward with second trade union leadership workshop to safeguard the well-being of factory workers

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – 27 August 2020

 

The USAID Labor Rights in Cambodia (LRIC) project, implemented by Solidarity Center, is supporting a series of leadership workshops for 80 trade union representatives to promote more equitable factory working conditions, including safer commutes for employees. Solidarity Center’s partner, the AIP Foundation, conducted the second workshop today, articulating a vision of safety policies to protect factory workers on the roads as part of the Commuting Safety for Cambodian Workers program. This includes driver training, access to life-saving helmets for workers who commute via motorcycle, free motorcycle safety trainings for all workers, a transition from trucks to passenger vehicles, and the adoption of road safety policies implemented factory-wide. The workshop generated discussions among union leaders, who planned actions to support these outcomes.

Vietnam-based charity donates 10,000 masks and gloves to hospitals in Beirut

AIP Foundation’s social enterprise, Protec, a helmet maker, recently added COVID-19 mask production in its factory for humanitarian assistance. 10,000 medical masks and gloves will be donated to Abou Jaoude Hospital in Beirut after the recent deadly explosion of Ammonium Nitrate.

 

AIP Foundation and Toll Group announce launch of Hauling Safety program to keep children safe on their journeys to and from school in Thailand

AIP Foundation has partnered with Toll to launch a new Hauling Safety program in Thailand, aimed at supporting communities in tackling high-risk journeys for students traveling to and from school through quality safety education and equipment for students, parents, and community members.

New “Empowering Safety” program launches in Myanmar to save lives and change road culture

The Empowering Safety program, implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by the Puma Energy Foundation, will launch in Myanmar this August. The program aims to increase child helmet use, improve driving skills among youth, and promote multi-sectoral advocacy efforts to reduce road crash injuries and fatalities in Yangon and Mandalay, over the next year. This will be a vital first step towards strengthening road safety policies within organizations and communities in order to create a safer road culture for all.

Leadership workshop targets trade unions to advocate for factory workers’ safety

The USAID Labor Rights in Cambodia (LRIC) project, implemented by Solidarity Center, is supporting a series of leadership workshops for 80 trade union representatives to promote more equitable factory working conditions, including safer commutes for employees. Solidarity Center’s partner, the AIP Foundation, conducted the first workshop today, articulating a vision of safety policies to protect factory workers on the roads as part of the Commuting Safety for Cambodian Workers program. This includes driver training; access to life-saving helmets for workers who commute via motorcycle; free motorcycle safety trainings for all workers; a transition from trucks to passenger vehicles; and the adoption of road safety policies implemented factory-wide.  The workshop generated discussions among union leaders, who planned actions to support these outcomes.

MobileKids Vietnam and Safety with Moki Tour targets child car safety, reaching nearly 1,850 students

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.