November 13, 2019
AIP Foundation staff and volunteers joined nearly 200 students at Hy Vong school, a school for children with physical disabilities, in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on November 13, 2019, for a helmet handover ceremony to encourage students to learn more about road safety through engaging games and educational activities. The helmet handover ceremony was a part of the Safety Delivered program, which is supported by the UPS Foundation and aims to increase child helmet wearing rates and reduce youth distracted driving behavior through school-based education, public awareness campaigns, and advocacy in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and India.
Students at Hy Vong Primary school received new helmets and learned how to wear their new helmets properly, including how to adjust the chin strap and ensure proper size and fit. The volunteers also supported students in discussing why it is important to wear a helmet whenever traveling via motorcycle or bicycle.
Nine additional helmet handover ceremonies will take place throughout November in Go Vap, District 12, and Can Gio, Ho Chi Minh City which will deliver more than 5,000 helmets to students across 7 schools through the Safety Delivered program.
To see more photos from the helmet handover ceremony at Hy Vong, please click here.