UPS and AIP Foundation expand signature helmet safety program to empower children with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City

December 9, 2021

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – December 9, 2021

In the spirit of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, AIP Foundation and UPS Vietnam joined hands to deliver helmets and helmet safety training to students with disabilities. The theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.’

In Phase III of the Safety Delivered program (2021 – 2022), supported by The UPS Foundation, 50% of students who participate in the program are from underrepresented communities. These children often lack access to safe and sustainable commutes. Wearing a helmet makes a life-saving difference for vulnerable children on their way to and from school.

In cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City, AIP Foundation hosted a virtual helmet handover event. Celebrating the spirit of inclusivity, Mrs. Quy Linh Nguyen, National Program Director at AIP Foundation, studied sign language to welcome and exchange with the students at the handover.

In the words of the United Nations, “the observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.” For The UPS Foundation and AIP Foundation, every child deserves a right to safe and affordable helmets around the world. 13 volunteers from UPS Vietnam attended the event and helped students with a demonstration of how to wear their helmets correctly.

Mrs. Trinh Thu Ha, Deputy Chief of the NTSC office expressed, “Safety Delivered is a practical and truly effective program that helps to increase child helmet use when traveling on motorcycles at program locations. The program spreads such a meaningful message to protect students and prevent head injuries from road crashes along the way from home to school. Not only does the program help with its widespread message, it also teaches how to apply the law, which builds students’ awareness and safe behavior when traveling. Safety Delivered is such wonderful care for the young generation in our country.”

To read the press release, please click here.

To view more photos of the Safety Delivered helmet handover ceremony in Thai Nguyen, please click here.

To read more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, please click here.

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