The 7% Project holds training of teachers in Bangkok

November 24, 2018

A student and program facilitator demonstrating the correct way to wear a helmet.

AIP Foundation and Save the Children held a training of teachers (TOT) on school safety awareness as part of The 7% Project. The trainees included 34 teachers from 8 districts in Bangkok – Prawet, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Wang Thonglang, Min BuriYannawa, Bang Kapi, Phasi Charoen and Don Mueang – and representatives from the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and the Bangkok Primary Educational Area District Office.

The morning session focused on equipping the participants with road safety basics such as statistics and knowledge of the current situation in Thailand as well as with relevant legislation. Meanwhile, the activities in the afternoon were designed to help the participants develop engaging lesson plans that they can use in their respective schools and districts.

In addition to teachers and government officials, guest three speakers were also in attendance: AIP Foundation’s Oratai Junsuwanaruk; Save the Children’s Child Health & Safety Programmes Coordinator Arun Wattanapalin; and Legal Development Program member and Director of Legal Development and Consulting 2, Legal Affairs Division, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation’s Pisith Wongthiathana. The two-day workshop was attended by 80 people including 68 teachers and government officials.

AIP Foundation also accepted a donation of 30,000 Baht on the first day from TRQ Company Limited’s Assistant Vice President of Product Development Chanida Hongpananon that supports The 7% Project.

The 7% Project Year 3 (2018-2019) is a collaboration between AIP Foundation Thailand and Save the Children. The project aims to increase engagement by school authorities to encourage helmet use among children and families, strengthen the capacity of BMA staff, teachers, community members, and youth leaders and engage police stakeholders to actively enforce traffic laws.

See more photos from the training here.

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