Students from low-income families in Thailand catch a life-saving break 

February 11, 2021


While educators, parents, and the general community in Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District are supportive of wearing helmets while riding motorbikes, helmet-wearing rates are still a challenge—this is especially true for families in low-income regions because of accessibility and affordability. Through the Chevron Street Wise program, supported by Chevron, over 300 students received helmets to keep them protected while traveling as passengers on motorbikes. 

Five project schools in Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Thailand were selected based on a road risk assessment, which reported a low helmet-wearing rate and a higher risk of road crashes. It was reported that many families in the District support helmet use especially for their child, but could not afford them. The Chevron Street Wise program, led by AIP Foundation, brought government officials, representatives from Chevron, school administrators, and teachers together to personally deliver helmets to students.

In addition to receiving helmets, students were eagerly taking part in educational games that would help them navigate their commute to and from school safely, including spotting dangerous blind spots and crossing streets with the spatial awareness of oncoming vehicles.

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

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