The VIA Road Safety Education Programme launches Phase III in Thailand, reaching the next generation of vulnerable road users

March 8, 2023

BANGKOK, Thailand – March 8, 2023

Today, AIP Foundation announced the official launch of Phase III of the VIA Road Safety Education Programme (VIA Programme) in Thailand. Michelin, the world’s leading tyre company and sustainable mobility, has collaborated with TotalEnergies, the world’s leading energy group, to support the implementation of the VIA programme.

It is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). The VIA Programme empowers teachers to educate children between 10 to 18 years old on road safety. This year, the program will be implemented at 22 schools in Pathum Thani province.

Celebrating two successful years of VIA in Thailand

Following the great success of the first two years of the program at 50 schools in Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province, and Bangkok, executives and officers from the Ministry of Education, the Education Department, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, and School Directors and media representatives joined together to mark the launch of Phase III, supporting the program’s mission to keep students safe on the road.

During Phase I implementation, the VIA Programme was piloted among 321 students and 15 teachers across 11 classes with active engagement from Michelin and TotalEnergies representatives in Thailand. Phase II of the program was launched in November 2021, and AIP Foundation has supported 50 trained teachers who rolled out VIA Modules in both online and on-site classrooms to reach 5772 students with 135 classes.

In February 2022, an Educational Sharing Forum was hosted as part of the VIA Road Safety Education Programme in Thailand. This forum promoted dialogue and experience sharing on the practical implementation of the VIA Programme.
During the Educational Sharing Forum, VIA-trained teachers had an opportunity to share their experiences and successes in implementing the VIA Programme. The focus was on how the program is taught in the classroom as well as on how it can be extended into the national education system. As a direct result of Phase I and Phase II of the program, students in Thailand are now better prepared to act as road safety leaders for the next generation.

Useful links:
– To see more photos of the event, please click here.
– To read the Press Release, please click here.

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