Street Wise recognizes student road safety ambassadors and establishes Road Safety Corner at Thai primary school

November 1, 2018

Road safety ambassadors at the recognition ceremony at Wichianchom School.

In order to grow and facilitate capacity building, Street Wise held a final evaluation stakeholder meeting as well as a recognition ceremony for student road safety ambassadors. At the stakeholder meeting on Thursday, 46 participants from the 11 program schools, Chevron Thailand, AIP Foundation, and the community gathered to review Street Wise programming this year and to evaluate its progress. Songkhla deputy governor Sakra Kapinkan, who chaired the meeting, AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik, and government representatives from road safety-related agencies in the province discussed ways to work together to raise awareness about the importance of helmet use and further improve the safety of children and family when using the road. At the end of the meeting, there was a certificate presentation ceremony for all the participating schools and partner organisations.

The next day, AIP Foundation organized a road safety ambassador recognition ceremony for the Street Wise program at Wichianchom School with more than 160 participants including 100 students and representatives from the government, program schools, AIP Foundation, and Chevron Thailand. During the ceremony, Mr. Pairoj Jarit-ngam, Deputy Governor of Songkhla, served as chairman and gave a speech to attendees about the critical work that they do as road safety ambassadors.

Following these speeches, road safety ambassador students of the 11 project schools in Muang and Singhanakhon District led activities where they shared best practices about road safety for children. Additionally, a “road safety corner” was unveiled at Wichianchom School as part of Steet Wise’s goal to make the school a model school for road safety learning. It will serve as a learning center not only for students at the school, but for teachers and community members as well. The corner will display informational videos and road safety ambassadors’ work including journals, drawings, and other artwork as well as information boards about correct helmet use and care and pedestrian safety.

Read the full press release here.

See more photos from the stakeholder meeting and ceremony here.

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