January 27, 2017
Chevron announced its renewed support of Phase 2 of AIP Foundation’s Street Wise program, which will expand its road safety work in Songkhla Province to five more schools. The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the Songkhla Shore Base and Warehouse in Singhanakhon District. Government officials, representatives from Chevron, and the AIP Foundation team, as well as program school principals, teachers, and students, attended the event.
Prior to the event, principals and teachers from Street Wise Phase 1 schools met with those from Phase 2 schools during a collaborative workshop. They discussed strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to the program, in order to brainstorm ways to integrate the road safety curriculum into the national education standards. Street Wise now works with nine schools in Singhanakhon District and one in Muang District.
In preparation of the new activities, the nonprofit’s team also collaborated with provincial government officials to map out the future of the Street Wise program. Ratanawadee Hemnithi Winther, Thailand Chairperson, and Oratai Junsuwanaruk, Thailand Country Manager, met with representatives including the Deputy Governor of Songkhla Province, the Mayor of the Singhanakorn District, and the Deputy of Songkhla Primary Educational Service Area Office 1.
AIP Foundation and Chevron launched Street Wise in 2014. Over the first two years, helmet-wearing rates at program schools increased from 3% to 38%.