In 2016, we celebrated our 17th year of saving lives in low- and middle-income countries. Our diverse programs – ranging from developing truck driving trainings and educating children, to empowering the media and advocating local governments – spanned four countries. We distributed 17,444 quality helmets during the 2015-2016 school year, and worked with more than 370,000 students, teachers, and parents. Across all our program countries last year, our community billboards reached more than 1.1 million people.
Our staff – who work at our offices in Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam – collaborated with fellow industry experts at international conferences and meetings in nine countries. Our mass media campaign in Cambodia received two honors at the International Safety Media Awards in Finland. And, our social enterprise helmet factory, Protec, celebrated its 15th anniversary. The Hanoi-based operation has produced nearly 6.5 million quality helmets since its inception.