December 16, 2020
BANG SAO THONG DISTRICT, Thailand–December 15 & 16, 2020
Children are some of the most vulnerable road users. Their daily commute to and from school can be very risky, especially in the area immediately surrounding their schools. Through the Hauling Safety program, supported by Toll Group, AIP Foundation implemented road modifications at two program schools in Bang Sao Thong District, Thailand.
“As a logistics company, we are familiar with the challenges and dangers on the road. We believe that simple steps, like increasing road safety awareness among children and their families and creating safer environments around schools, will have a long-term impact to the communities – preventing injuries and saving lives,” shared Mr. Dean Jones, Toll Group’s Regional General Manager, South East Asia.
Wat Sao Thong Nok School and Anubankehabangplee School are located in high-traffic areas with poor road infrastructure, contributing to a higher risk for their students and teachers. These evidence-based changes become critical in reducing the challenges children face daily. Modifications included the newly enhanced pedestrian crossings, rumble strips and clear markings to guide traffic, as well as road safety education and awareness sessions to make sure that children and their families know how to be safe on the roads.
Mrs. Sumalee Pratoomnun, Senior Project Officer of AIP Foundation stated, “At AIP Foundation, we value our partnerships with companies like Toll Group, who support us to protect vulnerable road users. Road modifications are a key intervention to deliver a safer environment for these communities. The Hauling Safety program will make children at these two schools safer for a long time to come.”
An event to celebrate the finalization of the road modifications was held at each of the schools. A large number of Toll employees attended the event and participated in the activities along with Mrs. Pranom Saelee, District Mayor of Bang Sao Thong District.
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