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FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, together with Safe Kids Vietnam and AIP Foundation, celebrated International Walk to School Month by holding a pedestrian safety walk around Minh Dao Primary School. Representatives from Safe Kids AIP and FedEx guided more than 800 students, aged 9 to 10 years old, on a walk around the school to help educate them on road and safe road user habits.
With the support of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), AIP Foundation and Johnson & Johnson organized three kick-off ceremonies during the month of September and October to celebrate the expansion of the Helmets for Kids program into 16 new program schools across Thai Nguyen, Yen Bai, and Gia Lai provinces in Vietnam. All program schools are located on provincial or national highways, such as 1B and QL37, which are exposed to heavy traffic volume, and have student populations which lack standard helmets and often have lower helmet-wearing rates. Combined with the 4 ongoing program schools in Thai Nguyen, Helmets for Kids will distribute 5,900 helmets across a total of 20 program schools.
Nearly 1,000 children and teachers attended the “Children Have Fun with Road Safety” festival through the Helmets for Families program, organized by AIP Foundation and supported by the global healthcare company Abbott, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee and Department of Education and Training. More than 30 Abbott volunteers joined students of Le Loi Primary School, in Nha Be district, for the festival which coincided with Annual Traffic Safety Month in Vietnam.
The Second Annual Conference for Road Safety in Cambodia brought together policy makers, concerned government bodies, non-governmental organizations, private sector, media, and road safety advocates in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 350 delegates convened at Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh on September 4-5, 2019, to discuss practical strategies, exchange information, and participate in breakout sessions to review current road safety plans, and share their recommendations for the future of road crash prevention. The conference was hosted by AIP Foundation and the Coalition for Road Safety (CRY), in coordination with the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC).
The key focus and theme centered on addressing Cambodia’s “Eight Pillars” of Road Safety: safe road users, safe infrastructure, better road management, safer vehicles, improved emergency medical assistance, law amendment and enforcement, expansive driver licensing and management, and evaluation of passenger and goods transport services.
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FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, together with AIP Foundation/ Safe Kids Vietnam, celebrated the UN Global Road Safety Week with a workshop to present the milestones of the Walk This Way program.
Launched in 2009 and conducted by FedEx and AIP Foundation/ Safe Kids Vietnam to increase awareness of child pedestrian safety and improve road user behaviors in Vietnam, the Walk This Way program has reached more than 200,000 students from 315 primary and secondary schools across the country, and donated helmets, reflective jackets and caps, pedestrian safety pencil cases, and pedestrian safety books to students.
AA Vietnam and AIP Foundation, in collaboration with the Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee, have launched a new child car seat initiative at Nam Tu Liem school in Hanoi. The launch event was held during the 5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week, attended by 800 primary school students and teachers.
Helmets for Families, supported by Abbott, introduced its sixth year of programming with a launch event held at Lam Van Ben Primary School in Nha Be District where 1,292 students and teachers received free helmets. AIP Foundation hosted the event in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee and Department of Education and Training. This year’s Helmets for Families program will continue collaborating with doctors and medical professionals, using their experiences working with road crash victims to educate teachers, parents, and students about the very real dangers of not wearing a helmet.
SIEM REAP, MARCH 19th, 2019 — On the 18th August 2018, The Dirty Cuts Siem Reap (DCSR) Motorcycle Club held their 2nd Annual Siem Reap Bike Meet, in their home city of Siem Reap. The event was attended by around 450-500 riders, bike enthusiasts, travelers, locals and expat families and was considered a great success. During the event, a raffle was held, which raised $1,300 USD, which was donated to Road Safety NGO, AIP Foundation to launch the Helmets for Kids safety initiative in Siem Reap.
Leading up to the 3rd United Nations Ministerial Meeting scheduled in Sweden in February 2020, Vietnam has been selected to launch a 5-continent initiative organized by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. The initiative supports the UN Voluntary Global Performance Targets for Road Safety.
At the event, a symbolic baton was handed over to UN Special Envoy Jean Todt by the Government of Vietnam to signify their commitment.
AIP Foundation collaborated with the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) to celebrate the launch of a new public awareness campaign and school zone road modifications in Pleiku City as part of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program – the first-ever pilot program to reduce speed in school zones in Vietnam, supported by Fondation Botnar and the Global Road Safety Partnership. At the ceremony at Phan Dang Luu Primary School, over 1200 teachers, students, and parents of the school attended in addition to government stakeholders from the National TSC, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Gia Lai TSC, the Gia Lai Department of Education and Training, the Gia Lai Department of Transport, and the Gia Lai Traffic Police. Additionally, representatives from all 32 primary schools in Pleiku, KOVA Paint, the Global Road Safety Partnership, and AIP Foundation attended the ceremony.