March 4, 2013
On March 4, 2013, the Rotary Club of Bangkok South , part of Rotary International (RI), will donate motorcycle helmets to 175 students at two pre-school child development centers in the Rama IX Aeration Pond Community, or Bung Rama 9. With this donation, Rotary Club of Bangkok South launches their Helmets for Kids partnership with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation to increase helmet use and reduce road traffic injuries among child motorcycle passengers in Bangkok.
Bung Rama 9 is a poor community in Bangkok that has received support from Rotary Club of Bangkok South for many years. AIP Foundation identified Rama 9 Child Development Center Pattana and Bung Rama 9 Child Development Center Bor 3 as crucial schools in the community to raise road safety awareness and promote helmet use as a simple safety precaution. Both schools are located close to busy highway roads that carry heavy traffic during rush hour, presenting a particular risk to these children.
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