AIP Foundation receives $1 million USD grant from The UPS Foundation for two-year regional road safety program to reach nearly 15 million people

June 6, 2017

Safety Delivered Launch HCMC June 2016 AIP Foundation
AIP Foundation’s CEO, Mirjam Sidik, joins the Managing Director of UPS Vietnam, Daryl Tay, to launch the multi-country program.

AIP Foundation received a $1 million USD grant from The UPS Foundation for a new road safety program, Safety Delivered, which will be implemented in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Safety Delivered aims to reach nearly 15 million direct and indirect beneficiaries over two years. It will work with young, inexperienced motorcycle drivers to improve their distracted driving behaviors while also working to increase child helmet use. The program’s launch was held in tandem with International Children’s Day, which was established in 1925 to raise awareness about the rights and well being of the world’s youngest generation.

Safety Delivered activities will include school-based road safety education, public awareness campaigns, and motorcycle helmet distribution and education. The program will focus on distracted driving because of the behavior’s severe consequences. According to the World Health Organization, a driver talking on a mobile phone is four times more likely to be involved in a road crash than one who is not. Over two years, it is estimated that the program’s activities will be able to save more than $12 million USD through reductions of road crash injuries and fatalities.

AIP Foundation and The UPS Foundation announced the Safety Delivered partnership against the backdrop of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Vietnam in May 2016. The organizations have been working together since 2011 on school-based and advocacy-focused road safety initiatives in Southeast Asia.

View more photos from the official check handover here.

Read the full press release here.

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