December 3, 2019
In celebration of AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program, nearly 1,600 attendees, including volunteers from UPS (NYSE: UPS), students, parents, school officials, and local stakeholders, banded together to raise awareness for road safety through a kick- off ceremony and motorcycle parade at Ho Văn Thanh Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Supported by UPS and The UPS Foundation, Safety Delivered is a program by the AIP Foundation that works with young, inexperienced motorcycle riders in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and India, to educate and eliminate distracted riding behavior, as well as increase helmet use among children.
Approximately 11,000 helmets for students, teachers, and parents, will be donated by The UPS Foundation through the Safety Delivered 2019-2020 program across Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen. The Safety Delivered program will reach students at 18 primary schools, including one school which specifically supports students with disabilities, in high risk areas this year. Helmet handover ceremonies at other schools across Ho Chi Minh City in District 12, Go Vap, Can Gio, as well as in Thai Nguyen Province, also took place throughout November.
Russell Reed, Managing Director of UPS Thailand and Vietnam stated, “Everyone has a part to play in creating safer roads and drivers. I am heartened by the dedicated efforts of our UPS Vietnam volunteers working with AIP Foundation to increase students’ knowledge of road safety. Community change requires the concerted effort of advocates and stakeholders alike in promoting positive habits. In doing so, we can create a powerful multiplier effect that will boost road safety efforts and save lives on the roads across Vietnam.”
To read more about the event, please see the Press Release here.
View photos from the event.