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As part of the Commuting Safety for Cambodian Workers (CSCW) program, funded by USAID and in partnership with Solidarity Center, AIP Foundation cordially invites you to join the Best Practice and Experience Sharing Workshop on December 1st, 2023. This will be the concluding workshop of the CSCW program. Cambodia’s garment sector growth over the last decade has been impressive. The sector contributes to more than 70% of Cambodia’s total exports and increased from $962 million in 2000 to more than $11.2 billion in 2021. However, worker safety has lagged behind due in no small part to the hazards of commuting to work, which have resulted in high numbers of injuries and fatalities. The daily commute to and from work puts the lives of more than 870,000 Cambodian garment and footwear industry workers working at over 1,000 factories across the country at risk.
Today, AIP Foundation is joining hands with the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee to host a celebration ceremony to mark the achievements of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program, a local initiative with global recognition. The National Traffic Safety Committee, and the Pleiku’s People Committee have been invited to celebrate this special day.
The campaign, is initiated by the GYC and YOURS, in collaboration with UNICEF and 18 other organizations as dissemination partners. It is funded by the FIA Foundation and TotalEnergies under its TotalEnergies Foundation program, and emphasizes that youth engagement is not merely a checkbox but rather the driving force behind innovative solutions in road safety, inviting others to join in building a safer and more sustainable world alongside young leaders.
As part of our innovative Big Data road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering youth for safer roads, we are pleased to launch the ‘Cung Đường Biết Nói’ – AIP Foundation x DATMANIAC (feat. CAM) I Youth Act for Safer Roads music video (MV) by hosting an AI&Me Road Safety Challenge Day for students. The aim of the Road Safety Challenge Day is to use music to raise road safety awareness among students and empower them to speak up to be heard by the local government through a Youth Engagement App (YEA).
AIP Foundation, FIA Foundation, and iRAP (International Road Assessment Programme) are proud to announce a new collaboration to build capacity for all FIA Region II Clubs. Funded by the FIA Foundation, the first phase of the program will focus on the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology developed by iRAP. This short complimentary program aims to give ready-to-use knowledge and tools to the clubs, starting with an internationally recognized methodology – widely used in road safety programs and acknowledged by decision-makers. This is also the chance for one of the clubs to receive funding to drive change in their country. The FIA Region II Clubs can expect:
On August 28, 2023, the Ministry of Transport of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam issued an official letter recommending the second version of the Safe School Zones Guide Vietnam (SSZ Guide) as the first national reference material on safe school zones. Based on the encouraging results of the pilot study as well as the feedback from the government, the SSZ Guide will be scaled up to build the evidence base to support legislation establishing a legal school zone definition in Vietnam – which would require all school zone developments to meet a minimum safety standard aligned with the parameters of the SSZ Guide.
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.