Primary students bring attention to road safety on International Children’s Day

June 6, 2013

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School children and traffic police in Kampong Speu and Kandal provinces celebrated International Children’s Day, June 1, with interactive road safety activities, in support of AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program sponsored by The UPS Foundation.

International Children’s Day celebrates children and their role in society but also highlights their vulnerability, which is why on this occasion Helmets for Kids has equipped children at Hun Sun Prek Russey, Vorsar, and Kor Ki primary schools with life-saving road safety knowledge and skills.

Between May 27 and June 6, traffic police led road safety lessons for the students, who practiced what they learned through interactive games, including a painting contest, a bicycle race, and a quiz of road safety questions.

The UPS Foundation donated nearly 3,000 motorcycle helmets to students and teachers at the three schools in January and plans to donate more than 8,000 helmets total to children in Cambodia by 2015. “The initial results of our donations surpassed our expectations with average helmet use rates across the schools, originally near zero, increasing to 88 percent,” said Roderick Ramirez, UPS Asia Pacific, Manager of Authorised Service Contractors. “We protect children, because they are our most important asset.”

AIP Foundation organized additional road safety activities at these schools on June 24, 27, and 28.

Read the press release and check out the photos!

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