July 17, 2013
Hun Sen Prek Russey, Kor Ki, and Sampov Meas primary schools in Kampong Speu, Kandal, and Phnom Penh organized extracurricular road safety activities between July 4 – 16 as part of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
Nearly 600 students and teachers learned about the importance of wearing helmets correctly, how to cross the roads and walk safely, and other traffic safety topics through interactive games and contests. These activities aim to reinforce the lessons from earlier traffic safety training and continue the high helmet use rate into the next school year. Average helmet use rates across the schools, originally near zero, have increased to 80 percent.
On July 15, more than 20 parents joined a workshop focused on the benefits of correct helmet use and on parents’ roles in making sure that their children wear helmets every day and into the next school year. Training ended with the parents pledging put helmets on their children when they ride as passengers on motorcycles.
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