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Everyone has the right to go to school to learn and build their future. This is why safe mobility and easy commuting to school are at the heart of everyone’s access to education. Sadly, our children are one of the most vulnerable road users. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults (5-29 years old) globally. In the Philippines, not every student enjoys equal safety on his/her way to and from school.
As part of the growing legacy of Safety Delivered, supported by The UPS Foundation and in cooperation with the Automobile Association Philippines and Department of Education Mandaluyong, AIP Foundation will be hosting a helmet handover ceremony for students from Filemon P. Javier and Dona Basilisa Yangco Elementary Schools.
To achieve the target Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents, Chevron Street Wise program will celebrate the launch of the first Road Safety Learning Center for secondary students in Thailand, at the Woranari Chaloem secondary school.
The Chevron Street Wise program is inherently aligned with the Global Plan as part of the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030 and Thailand’s National Road Safety plan. At the core of this program, all activities engage our youth to be a part of the solution to empower safer road users. Because safe mobility and easy commuting to school are at the heart of access to education.
By engaging the media and increasing visibility and public awareness, we ensure that people are involved in every step of the decision-making process, bringing road safety out of the isolation in which it has been treated for far too long. This marks an important step to contributing to lasting policy reform making our roads safer throughout Vietnam. Dr. Trần Hữu Minh from the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) will have the pleasure to welcome participants to the press conference and deliver the opening speech.
The objective of the press conference is to provide Vietnamese media agencies with up-to-date scientific information and practical recommendations, ensuring they comprehend the road safety context globally and in Vietnam so that they disseminate their knowledge to the mass audience, which in turn can influence upcoming Road Traffic Law Amendment and Law on Road Traffic Order and Safety.
In celebration of the lessons learned as part of the Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation, we are proud to host a day of fun learning about road safety and announce the winners of the helmet safety-drawing contest!
In cooperation with the Provincial Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training of Thai Nguyen Province, AIP Foundation is gathering at Trang Xa School to bring together students, teachers and local government representatives. As a community, we have to work hand in hand for sustainable change.
Around the world, our community is mobilizing for the #CommitToAct Streets for Life Campaign 2022. AIP Foundation, along with its steadfast partners, is proud to join forces with this global movement from Pleiku, our model city for safe school zones in Vietnam. AIP Foundation is gathering with government partners, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Transport, the Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee, the Gia Lai Provincial Traffic Safety Committee, and relevant partners for a workshop to celebrate the milestones of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program thus far and kickstart the extension phase.
Expanding the legacy of Safety Delivered, AIP Foundation hosted a helmet handover ceremony for students at the Blossoms Sunderbai Thackersey English High School (The Blossoms school) in Mumbai, in cooperation with the Western India Automobile Association with support from The UPS Foundation.
Safe Steps is an international education campaign founded through the collaboration of Prudence Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Prudential, International Federation of the Red Cross, and National Geographic. The program which runs in several countries across Asia will be implemented in Cambodia by AIP Foundation, starting March 25th, 2022 in Cambodia.
AIP Foundation is calling university students from Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam to be part of the Heads Up! campaign, a video-making public service announcement (PSA) competition aimed at promoting the helmet culture among young motorbike drivers. The winning video will be awarded 1,000 USD and technical support to develop into a full-fledged campaign that will be part of the global launch.
Less than a year ago, students across Pleiku City gathered to celebrate the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW). The UNGRSW is an opportunity for the world to call on policymakers at local and national levels around the globe to act for low-speed streets to enhance road safety on every street.
To celebrate this special theme in 2021, students and teachers at Vo Thi Sau school participated in a drawing contest to illustrate ‘my safe road to school’. Today, those illustrations became a reality as the Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee regulation reducing speed in school zones to 30-40 km/h in Pleiku City came into force.
Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically redefined working models across all sectors for each one of us. Many of us have the luxury of working from the comfort of our own homes, many can take safe public transportation to the office and some of us can even walk or ride a bicycle to work.
However, the reality for factory workers in Cambodia is very different. Thousands of workers continue to risk their lives to put food on the table for their families. Many of the vehicles they rely on for transport are under-maintained, unsafe, overcrowded. For workers who do not or cannot use collective transportation, the danger lies with inconsistent adherence to safety rules, hazardous drivers, and poor road infrastructure.