October 1, 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam—October 1, 2020
Mid-autumn marks a festive time for all children in Vietnam, where they play with colorful lanterns while nibbling on traditional treats. The students at Hy Vong School are no exception. Through AIP Foundation’s Safety Delivered program, more than 20 UPS volunteers spent the holiday with students at Hy Vong School, a school that specifically tailors cultural and vocational education for children with special needs.
The Safety Delivered program, supported by The UPS Foundation, hosted a Mid-Autumn festival celebration called “Gắn kết yêu thương,” for students and teachers. The students had the opportunity to decorate mooncakes. Students enjoyed their sweet treats while watching a series of dance performances including a dance cover to the program’s “three steps, be safe” music video and a Vietnamese traditional lion dance, a performance considered to bring good luck.
Chau, age 10, a student at Hy Vong School shared, “I wear my helmet to school every day! My teacher taught me that I must wear a helmet to protect my head when going to school because the journey from my house to school might be dangerous for me.”
“It’s so important to make sure that no child is left out of what is meant to be a celebration for all children. By incorporating elements of road safety, like a reminder to wear a helmet, into this holiday, it becomes much more meaningful and easier for students to remember proper helmet use,” Ms. Trang, Safety Delivered Program Manager shared.
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