Students and teachers equipped to lead the road safety crisis in Myanmar

January 8, 2021

MANDALAY, Myanmar – January 8, 2021

Although helmets are proven to reduce the risk of deaths by 42% and serious head injuries by 69%, challenges still exist in both accessibility to safety equipment and prevalence in helmet use. Fortunately, students at No. 20 Basic Education High School in Myanmar, received nearly 900 helmets as a part of the Safety Delivered program’s initiative to address safer commutes.

After introductions and formal proceedings, both the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and school administrators thanked AIP Foundation and the Safety Delivered program’s donor, The UPS Foundation, for their contributions in helmet donations and extensive teacher training on road safety noting that teachers are instrumental in influencing students to be safer road users.

During the event, AIP Foundation organized an open forum for teachers and students to articulate the benefits of wearing helmets and the dangers of driving without one. The ceremony ended with a practical demonstration of proper helmet use and an enthusiastic commitment from students to not only wear their helmets but also adhere to safe road practices. 

To view more photos from the event, please click here.

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