April 6, 2016
From February to April 2016, FedEx and AIP Foundation (operating as Safe Kids Vietnam) organized the “Walk with FedEx Tour” to bring pedestrian safety knowledge, equipment, and materials to 22,500 students in 18 primary schools across District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City. The tour aimed to increase awareness about pedestrian safety among all members of the community, including its youngest and most vulnerable.
“Walk with FedEx Tour” held Safety Day events at each school to educate students about pedestrian safety in a light-hearted way. FedEx employee volunteers and school coordinators facilitated in-class trainings, distributed educational materials, led games that enforced central safety messages, and provided guidance during traffic simulations, which allowed the students to practice pedestrian safety skills in a secure environment. These events were followed by interactive stagings of the play “The Tortoise and the Hare”, featuring actors from Ho Chi Minh City Theater, to convey pedestrian-safety messages in a novel and fun manner.
Walk with FedEx is an initiative of the “Walk This Way” (WTW) program, a road-safety advocacy program launched by FedEx and AIP Foundation in 2009 to encourage safer road-use behaviors among motorists and create safer, more walkable communities for child pedestrians. Since its creation, the WTW program has reached 92,647 students from 118 primary and secondary schools across Vietnam, installed a 1,700 square meter traffic-safety park in Dong Nai Province for primary school students, and donated 3,472 helmets, 19,855 reflective jackets and caps, and 59,177 pedestrian-safety books to students.
To view photos from the events, click here.
To find out more about the “Walk with FedEx Tour”, read the press release here.