The UPS Foundation sponsors second year of Helmets for Kids in Udon Thani, Thailand

February 13, 2014

UPS HFK Thailand 2014

On February 11th and 13th, The UPS Foundation and AIP Foundation commenced the second year of the Helmets for Kids program in Udon Thani with a donation of 2,697 helmets to children of Ban Makkhang School and Nong Sumrong Wittaya School. The helmet donation was celebrated with “Road Safety Day” events at each school to promote the continuous use of helmets and raise road safety awareness among children.

Students had the chance to create artworks and complete assignments on road safety themes, as well as compete with each other for prizes. Following the first donation of over 4,300 helmets in the 2012-2013 school year, The UPS Foundation is continuing its support in these two schools with the goal of creating a “safety culture” among students. The second year of the program will consolidate students’ road safety knowledge and skills, with the aim of achieving an even higher helmet wearing rate.

The UPS Foundation’s generous sponsorship of helmets and the Road Safety Day events was supported by road safety stakeholders in Thailand including the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the Department of Land Transport, Public Health Promotion, Road Accident Victims Protection Company Limited,  and the Royal Thai Police and NAT Motors Sales.

Check out the photos and press release!

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