Organic rice distributor brings road safety education to more than 10,000 community members

January 17, 2017

2017 NGC Kick-Off in Uttaradit Province, Thailand
Police officers teach students how to properly wear their new helmets.

An organic rice distributor launched a Helmets for Kids program at Thairath Wittaya 5 School that will provide road safety education to more than 10,000 students, teachers, parents, and community members. The Natural Growth Co., Ltd., will also provide 500 quality helmets to beneficiaries. Many of the organic rice distributors’ farmers are members of the Muang Lap Lae Agricultural Cooperation and their children attend Thairath Wittaya 5 School.

During the kick-off ceremony students gave road safety-themed performances, and also participated in a helmet wearing demonstration and hand-over ceremony. Representatives from AIP Foundation and the school spoke during the event. Honored guests were presented with certificates of appreciation. Prior to the kick-off ceremony, AIP Foundation staff hosted meetings with parents and stakeholders. They also administered student trainings.

Thairath Wittaya 5 School is located in Uttaradit Province in northern Thailand, a rural area that borders Laos. The school is funded by the Thairath Foundation, which is associated with oldest Thai newspaper in the country and boasts a daily circulation of more than 1 million.

View more photos from the event here.

Read the full press release here.


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