December 2, 2016
Twenty-four representatives from the public and agriculture sectors, as well as 11 school officials, met to prepare for the launch of a new Helmets for Kids program in Uttaradit Province in northern Thailand. During the stakeholder meeting, representatives from the Lap Lae Agricultural Cooperative, which boasts 8,000 members, met with the provincial-level Department of Disaster Mitigation and Prevention, and Road Accident Victims Protection organization. The school-based meeting, which was attended by the headmaster of Thai Rath Wittaya 5 School and 10 teachers, taught attendees about the helmet safety curriculum. Attendees also discussed a recent motorcycle crash that claimed one of their student’s lives.
The program, which is supported by The Natural Growth Co., Ltd., an organic rice distributor, will launch in January 2017.