The Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, Traffic Safety Committee, Sophie Paris Co. Ltd, and AIP Foundation came together for a “Youth and traffic culture” event that attracted more than 1,000 participants in District 1.
Starting with today's press conference, with the support of the World Health Organization and AIP Foundation, dedicated units of the traffic police will commence enhanced helmet wearing enforcement operations in five municipality districts in Ho Chi Minh City, targeting school-aged children who ride as passengers on motorcycles.
As the pilot phase of AIP Foundation’s pedestrian road safety program, sponsored by Chevron Ltd., moves forward, county officials, teachers, and other stakeholders gathered on Wednesday to explore potential partnerships and to adapt AIP Foundation’s draft curriculum. The pilot will begin in October 2012 at Gaoqiao and Qili Primary Schools in Kai County.
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) called concerned parties, including AIP Foundation, together on Friday, August 17 to brainstorm preventable measures against an increase in road accidents during festival holidays in Thailand, such as the New Year and Songkran. In 2011, there were 6,712 accidents during these two festivals combined, resulting in 629 deaths and 7,226 injuries.
On August 15, 2012, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched Paste Your Face at Dream Land Park with a family-friendly event promoting passenger helmet use, as part of its public awareness campaign "Always care. Always wear a helmet." The launch at Dream Land Park marks the start of the Paste Your Face photo competition on Facebook estimated to engage 3,000 to 6,000 contestants competing for the chance to win top prizes by submitting photographs of their families wearing helmets.
On July 17, HTV filmed an episode of the talk show "Woman and life", featuring Vietnam top model and Goodwill Ambassador Vu Ha Anh. The program explored Ha Anh's life and her responsibility to improve public awareness about traffic safety and specifically child helmet use.
AIP Foundation's Vietnam National Program Manager Nguyen Dieu Nuong and Cambodia Country Director Kim Pagna were selected to attend the Road Safety Scholarship Programme from July 1-13 in London, UK, sponsored by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Foundation.
To maximize the impact of the Helmets for Kids program, San Dan I and Bun Rany Hun Sen Phom Thom Primary Schools in Kratie province and Prey Sandek Primary School in Takeo Province designed and implemented extracurricular activities for over 850 students during the first two weeks of July.
Sigma Elevator donated 195 helmets to the students and teachers of Wat Nakprok Primary School in Bangkok on July 13th, as part of Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation's Helmets for Kids program.
AIP Foundation and Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, launched Thailand Helmet Vaccine Initiative (THVI) in Talad Kreab Municipality, Bangpa-in, Ayutthaya on July 4th with generous corporate and stakeholder support. The event kick started the implementation of the official collaboration between AIP Foundation and DDPM as part of the Thai government's 100% helmet use campaign.
International helmet expert and road safety specialist Dr. Terry Smith will visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 10 to 17 to monitor and advise Vietnamese helmet testing laboratories. Dr. Smith will also consult with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) on ways and means to eliminate poor quality and fake helmets from the Vietnamese market. In 2000, Dr. Smith and Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation assisted the government with the development of the new national helmet standard (TVCN 5756).
On May 30th and June 2nd, 2012, AIP Foundation will join the world community by celebrating International Children’s Day. International Children’s Day on June 1st celebrates children and their role in society, but the day also highlights the vulnerability of children, which is why on this occasion AIP Foundation seeks to equip the children from Hun Sen Chak Angre and York Batr primary schools with life saving skills and knowledge about road safety and safe helmet use.
On the anniversary of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety launch, ARRB Group sponsored a helmet donation to 800 students and 28 teachers of Phnom Dil Primary School through AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program.
Long Huei, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the popular Andes helmet brand, has joined a public awareness campaign promoting child helmet use by donating helmets to a Vietnamese primary school. The students and teachers of Ha Huy Giap School in District 12 of Ho Chi Minh City received 1,505 helmets on May 7th. Long Huei’s donation demonstrated its support of the national child helmet campaign called “Children also need a helmet” which is being implemented by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), and the National Traffic Police.
Motorcyclists rode from Phnom Penh to Takeo Province this week with Go4 Charity Ride, to celebrate the event organizers’ donation of 475 helmets to primary school students of Prey Sandek School. Last February, these riders rode from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and donated the ride’s proceeds to non-profit AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. The ceremony at Prey Sandek Primary School on April 28th featured the helmet handover to the students as well as the launch of the program’s educational components.
A traffic safety camp for children in HCMC’s District 9 kicks off the National Year of Traffic Safety
In honor of Vietnam’s Year of Traffic Safety, District 9’s Department of Education and Training collaborated with AIP Foundation to run a Traffic Safety Camp for four of the district’s primary schools: Phuoc Long, Phuoc Thanh, Nguyen Minh Quang, and Truong Van Thanh. The camp was sponsored by Intel Products Vietnam.
On April 16th, a Helmets for Kids handover ceremony took place in Long Khanh town, Dong Nai Province. Johnson & Johnson, the project’s sponsor, donated 1,966 helmets to students from three primary schools in the district: Long Khanh, Dinh Bo Linh, and Trung Vuong.
The second of three Helmets for Kids kick off ceremonies took place at Nam Ha Primary School in Ha Tinh province this week. The sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, has committed to donating a total of 11,000 helmets to 20 schools throughout Vietnam and funding the Helmets for Kids.
On April 9th, a kick off ceremony for a Helmets for Kids program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson took place in Dong My school in Quang Binh Province. This ceremony was the first of AIP Foundation’s largest targeted program to date, which will provide a total of 11,000 helmets to 20 schools in Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, and Dong Nai. In addition, teachers have been trained in helmet use education and students will participate in extracurricular activities throughout the year.
Cambodia’s National Road Safety Week is April 7th to 14th, and the road safety focused Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation is running a variety of activities in support of the government’s campaign. These activities were kicked off with a helmet donation to 209 students of Hun Sen Chak Angre Primary School on March 29th, part of a Helmets for Kids project being sponsored by the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program.
In Pham Van Chieu Primary School, ten UPS staff members joined the extracurricular activities organized as part of Helmets for Kids adopting the roles of both game judges and competitors. Traffic safety painting contests were followed by quizzes, puzzles, and a traffic safety themed fashion show. More athletic games were also run in the school yard.
In Hanoi, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg attended a Helmets for Kids ceremony at Nam Trung Yen School on March 23rd. This event was run by the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training.
AIP Foundation attended the opening ceremony for the 10th Contest of Driving Coach Trainers. A parade of motorcycles promoted road safety and 100% helmet compliance in support of the national campaign to reach this goal by 2020.
On March 10th, a parade of hundreds of people marched through Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9, showing their support of a year dedicated to road safety—and demanding safer roads for their communities. 2012 was declared Year of Traffic Safety by the Vietnamese government, and District 9’s local government collaborated with AIP Foundation to play an active role in the initiative by organizing this parade.
Helmet Top Up Ceremony at York Batr Primary School Sponsored by Diversey Hygiene
On February 24th and 27th, students from grades 1 to 3 in Phuoc Long and Phuoc Thanh schools participated in road safety themed extracurricular activities. These activities aimed to keep the children excited about the safe habits they recently learned. It was particularly exciting for the students to have Intel staff members join the activities. They played with the children as competitors as well as game facilitators.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors Helmets for Kids at 2 schools in Kratie province in response to dire helmet wearing rate
February 24, 2012, Kratie Province
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched two Helmets for Kids programs at Sandann 1 and Bun Rany Hun Sen Phum Thom primary schools in Kratie province. The launch featured the symbolic handover of 520 helmets from the sponsor, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) to the two primary schools' students and teachers, as well as student performances and speeches from key road safety stakeholders.
Dong Nai Province, Feb. 22, 2012-FedEx Express, one of the world's largest express transportation companies and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam have marked their continuing commitment to improved pedestrian safety awareness at schools in Dong Nai Province with a ceremony to launch the 'Walk This Way' program at Nguyen Tri Phuong primary school.
February 17, 2011 - Phnom Penh
Motorcyclists including Danish Ambassador to Cambodia Mikael Hemniti Winther arrived in Phnom Penh after driving from Bangkok in the Go4 Charity Ride. This trip raised funds for a 10 month school-based road safety program called Helmets for Kids which is being run by the non-profit AIP Foundation. A launching ceremony will congratulate the bikers and kick-off the school program.
On January 5th, Ho Chi Minh City’s Pham Van Chieu Primary School received a donation of 1870 helmets from United Parcel Service (UPS), a sponsor well aware of the holiday’s impact on road conditions. The donation, part of a school-based helmet education program called Helmets for Kids,was implemented by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation with the collaboration of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training (DOET) and Traffic Safety Committee (TSC).
Through the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation‟s Helmets for Kids program, 1,139 helmets were donated to the school at a Helmet Handover Ceremony on December 27th. The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) collaborated closely on this project.
This Sunday, Miss Vietnam 2008 hosted a Family Day event in Ho Chi Minh City that was full of fun activities centered around child motorcycle helmets. Family Day aimed to educate parents and encourage children to wear helmets every time they ride on a motorcycle.
H.E. Hun Manet, representing Prime Minister H.E. Hun Sen, joined the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Ms. Penny Richards to celebrate the donation of 100 motorcycle helmets to primary school students on December 6th in Phnom Penh.
On December 7th, members of the Cambodia Biker Club made a formal commitment to putting helmets on themselves and their passengers every time they ride, as a convoy of riders kicked off the new "Always care. Always wear a helmet." public awareness campaign. The campaign is being implemented by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, in close collaboration with the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) and the General Commissariat of National Police, Ministry of Interior (MoI).
Intel launches “Click on Safety”, a new traffic safety e-Learning curriculum for Phuoc Thanh primary school in district 9
Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation held a Handover Ceremony at Phuoc Thanh School in District 9. The event celebrated Intel Products Vietnam's sponsorship of Click on Safety, AIP Foundation's newest road safety education program. Two additional AIP Foundation programs, Helmets for Kids and Safe Routes to School, were also held at the schools.
Actress Kathy Uyen and singer Thanh Bui visited Truong Van Thanh Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City's District 9 in honor of the World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. Discussions with students and meaningful commemoration activities were followed by interviews with local authorities on road safety. Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) organized the day's events with the hope that it will increase students' awareness of road safety issues and lead to increased preventative action nationwide.
From November 2 to 30, 2011, 50,000 flyers refuting widespread myths about child helmet wearing were distributed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang.
This marks the launch of a public awareness campaign focused on child motorcycle helmet use, which is being run by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and the National Traffic Police (C67). The campaign is being implemented by Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and will be accompanied by strengthened police enforcement.
While most Vietnamese adults wear helmets, in compliance with the national legislation mandating helmets for motorcycle riders, child helmet use rates are dangerously low. Decree 34 requires children to wear helmets starting at age six, and involves a fine for parents whose children are non-compliant. However, recent observations set the national child helmet wearing rate at 34%, and as low as 16.7% in some areas.
A series of workshops being held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang in November and December are mobilizing local agents who play a role in road traffic safety. The workshops aim to guide them in developing an action plan to improve the child motorcycle helmet use situation in their cities, and are part of the first phase of our national campaign entitled "Children also need a helmet". The workshops are being led by high ranking city officials and road safety specialists, which provides attendees with factual information and reinforces the government's commitment to this campaign at the local, city level.
The first workshop took place in Hanoi on November 12th and was attended by around 70 people. Road safety specialists and authorities equipped parents and teachers with knowledge about how best to protect their children and students. This workshop's primary objective is to encouraging these agents to be role models and promote responsible behaviors.
Visit this webpage later this month for updates about our workshops in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang.
In 2010, 47 people died as a result of the Cambodian Water Festival’s chaotic festivities taking place in the street. In order to spread awareness of this issue, AIP Foundation organized activities relating to passenger helmet use which took place during the Water Festival. In addition, we released our public awareness campaign's logo. "Always Care. Always wear a helmet."
Intel sponsors Helmets for Kids, Safe Routes to School and Click on Safety Handover Ceremony at Phuoc Long School.
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On Monday, October 28st, AIP Foundation organized extracurricular activities to reinforce traffic safety knowledge at Phuoc Long Primary school in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9. The activities were sponsored by Michelin.
Tan Thanh, 3 October 2011 – This Monday, the first grade students at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School received shiny new helmets from a sponsor who has been helping children stay safe on Vietnam’s dangerous roads since 2009, Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd (CMIT). Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation facilitated this donation through their Helmets for Kids program, with strong support from the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Department of Education and Training.
This year, CMIT supplied 250 additional helmets to the incoming students, making their slogan ‘Safety for Life’ a real priority. A ceremony was held at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School to symbolically hand over the helmets to the children. Parents, CMIT staff, and government officials came to watch student performances and express their commitment to improving road safety in Vietnam.
Hanoi, 27 July 2011 - Mr. Greig Craft, President of the AIP Foundation, was awarded Vietnam's highest civilian honor - the Friendship Medal - for his philanthropic work and contributions to improving road safety in Vietnam. Authorized by the President of Vietnam, the medal was given by Minister of Transportation Ho Nghia Dung at a ceremony in Hanoi. Craft was also awarded the Ministry of Transportation medal for his contributions and a Certificate of Merit.
ANZ Royal Bank and AIP Foundation hold first Helmets for Kids Handover Ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
ANZ Royal Bank donated 453 helmets to teachers and students of York Batr Primary School through AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. This was the first Handover Ceremony organized by AIP Foundation’s Cambodia office, and concluded a week-long training on road traffic safety and correct helmet usage which was attended by 35 of the school’s teachers.
The event was a huge success with over 50 stakeholders in attendance, including representatives of several government bodies. Speakers and guests were especially enthusiastic about the paintings on the school’s fences which encourage parents to put helmets on their children’s heads. Deputy Secretary General of NRSC H.E Mr. Peou Maly asked AIP Foundation to extend this “life saving program” to schools located along remaining national roads.
20 May 2011, Ho Chi Minh City
More than 700 students and teachers from Tran Khanh Du primary school and 80 students and teachers from the British International School joined to promote road safety through AIP Foundation's Helmets for Kids program. Students participated in a traffic knowledge competition, created road safety hand puppets, and practiced riding bicycles slowly and safely. Other activities throughout the day included a helmet decoration helmet decoration competition and traffic safety fashion show competition. Students from the Phuoc Long School also joined the event to perform a hand puppet road safety skit.
These interactive activities reinforced the traffic safety knowledge taught inside the classroom through the Helmets for Kids program and provided an opportunity for cross-cultural exchange between students and teachers.
10 May, 2011- Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia, supported the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) in Vietnam at a Helmets for Kids event on 10 May. This is one of many activities hosted by the Ministry of Transport, the AIP Foundation, the WHO and UNICEF to launch the Decade in Vietnam.
May 11, 2011
More than 80 countries worldwide celebrated the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) on May 11, uniting around the common message: "It Is Time for Action."
The Decade of Action for Road Safety is a UN Resolution calling for a 50 percent reduction in road traffic fatalities by 2020, signed by more than 90 countries. The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation contributed to launch events in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Uganda.
“FOR VIETNAMESE KID’S SAFETY ON THE ROAD”, MICHELIN VIETNAM AND AIP FOUNDATION PROMOTE WEARING HELMET AMONG CHILDREN
Ho Chi Minh City, April 27th, 2011 - Michelin Viet Nam in coordination with AIP Foundation donated 1,515 helmets through the Helmets for Kids program to the teachers and students of Phuoc Long Primary School in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. Michelin Man and Miss Vietnamese World - Luu Thi Diem Huong as a Road Safety Goodwill Ambassador participated in the ceremony, promoting traffic safety and raising awareness on proper helmet use among children.
More than 978 teachers and students participated in a traffic safety drawing competition at the Mai Dich Primary School, as part of AIP Foundation's Helmets for Kids program. The
Ho Chi Minh City, April 24th, 2011 - Michelin Viet Nam and the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) held a road show to promote road safety in District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City. Road Safety Goodwill Ambassador Miss Vietnamese World, Diem Huong, attended the road show with representatives from Michelin, Bibendum, AIP Foundation, and the Phuoc Long Primary School. Diem Huong delivered a speech to launch the road show, emphasizing the importance of wearing helmets to save lives. Michelin and AIP Foundation representatives then distributed informational fliers dispelling common myths about child helmet use.
April 20 2011, Ho Chi Minh City- Total Vietnam and AIP Foundation led students at An Loi School in interactive road safety activities as part of the Safe Routes to School program. The activities included a march in support of the upcoming UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (to be launched on May 11), a traffic safety drawing competition, and a safe bicycle riding competition. These activities serve as a supplement to the Safe Routes to School educational curriculum donated to the school by Total Vietnam. AIP Foundation's Safe Routes to School program combines road safety education with engineering improvements to the school's traffic environment to create a safer community for students.
Ho Chi Minh City, 2 April 2011- The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation implemented interactive traffic safety activities at the Nguyen Thi Dinh School, under the sponsorship of Cai Mep International Terminal, Inc (CMIT). Activities included road safety knowledge contests, creation of a road safety mosaic from newspapers and magazines, and a drawing competition. These activities are part of AIP Foundation's Helmets for Kids program, through which CMIT donated 700 helmets to students earlier this year.
"We would like to warmly thank AIP Foundation and Nguyen Thi Dinh school in developing and implementing these non-class activities for students. We are so happy to join these activities, including many kinds of traffic safety contests," said Mr Michael Them Rasmussen, General Director at CMIT. "The students are very excited about the contests. We promise to continue this project in the next year."
FedEx and AIP/Safe Kids Vietnam Organize ‘Who is the number one?’ Competition to Improve Child Pedestrians’ Safety Knowledge
HO CHI MINH CITY, April 7, 2011 - FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has launched a competition to promote pedestrian safety and usage of its Traffic Safety Park among primary school children. Organized in conjunction with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam, the ‘Who is the number one?’ competition is taking place on April 7th at the Quang Bien Primary School in Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province.
1 April 2011 - Today, Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School held a traffic safety camp as a part of their Intel-sponsored Helmets for Kids program. More than 1,200 students and 220 Intel volunteers joined in the road safety activities. Intel Product Viet Nam's General Director, Rick Howarth opened the camp, saying that Intel was happy to continue promoting safety in the community through the program. In support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, Mr. Howarth and the camp's organizers proudly wore the yellow road safety tag, an accessory specifically designed as a symbol for road safety advocacy.
Throughout the day, the students, volunteers, and teachers participated in drawing contests, theater skits, fashion shows, singing competitions, and the traffic safety game show, called "Who is the number one?". The fun-filled day ended with an award ceremony, celebrating the road safety stars. The Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School Parent's Association also donated to the road safety camp, maximizing its impact and demonstrating their commitment to the program.
29 March 2011, Ho Chi Minh City
The British International School donated 758 helmets and road safety education to students at the Tran Khanh Du school through the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. Students from the two schools are collaborating to improve road safety awareness while building relationships between the schools. British International School students led the launch ceremony, participating in the helmet fitting and training in helmet use.
Dong Nai, Vietnam, 2 March 2011 - Total Vietnam in partnership with Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation launched its Safe Routes to School program at An Loi Primary School, Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province, which provides road safety education to more than 900 students.
Yeoh visited Sampov Meas Primary School, a target school for the Cambodia Helmet Vaccine Initiative's Helmets for Kids program, which combines helmet donation with road safety education. Yeoh trained students and teachers on proper helmet use and safe road behavior and demonstrated traffic lessons on the school's interactive traffic safety corner.
AIP Foundation participated in AusCham’s Australia Day Celebration, an afternoon of entertainment and green activities to raise awareness of environmental issues. AIP Foundation organized traffic safety-related activities for children including a “Kids Love Helmets” coloring contest and a road safety wristband throwing competition.
Ho Chi Minh City, 10 January 2011- Sophie Paris Vietnam today donated more than 200 helmets to students at Dong Ba Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City through the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation's Helmets for Kids program.
HCMC - Jan 5, 2011 - FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam recently organized a ‘PHOTOVOICE’ photography exhibition to promote pedestrian safety from the point of view of children. More than 100 photos taken by 8 students at Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School were chosen to be showcased in the exhibit.
Ho Chi Minh City, December 9th, 2010 - Intel Products Viet Nam in coordination with AIP Foundation held a Helmets for Kids and traffic safety curriculum handover ceremony for teachers and students of Nguyen Minh Quang Primary School in District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City. Intel Products Viet Nam management and staff also participated in training students about traffic safety and helmet use at the school’s newly constructed traffic safety corner, supported by the company.
HCMC - December 18th, 2010, at the Exhibition Center SECC, the final round of TOC LUC TOTAL competition held by TOTAL Vietnam was taken place with participation of 28 players who won the online qualifying round and celebrities such as: Binh Minh, Pham Anh Khoa, Minh Thu, Yen Trang and a lot of people who are interested in this Go kart racing. This event was aiming at raising 400 mil VND for Safety Kids Fund (AIP Foundation)
Bangkok, 24 November 2010- Sofitel Bangkok Silom donated 175 helmets to primary school students at Wat Kaewjamfah School in Bangrak District as part of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation’s Helmets for Kids program. Diversey Hygiene (Thailand) Co., Ltd. additionally donated a year’s supply of hand sanitizer and soap dispensers to the school to promote hygiene.
Ho Chi Minh City, 18 November 11, 2010- Movie Star Kathy Uyen and Australian Idol Thanh Bui will become Goodwill Ambassadors for the public awareness campaign to announce The World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, initiated by the AIP Foundation in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh Traffic Safety Committee. Together with more than 100 nations in the world, for the first time, Vietnam will join this meaningful event to remember road crash victims, empathize with the suffering of the injured and bereaved and their families. In addition, the event will raise public awareness of road traffic deaths and injuries and call for increased response to prevent road traffic injuries.
Ho Chi Minh City, November 3, 2010 - FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam officially opened a Traffic Safety Park at Quang Bien Primary School in Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province. The 1,700 square meter park, which is part of the Safe Kids Walk This Way program, will help educate primary school students about traffic and pedestrian safety.
Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd. (CMIT) Promotes Road Safety Amongst Vietnamese Children in Tan Thanh District
Tan Thanh, 4 October 2010 - Nearly 700 students and teachers at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School in Tan Thanh received helmets and helmet use education thanks to Cai Mep International Co., Ltd.'s (CMIT) sponsorship.
Batam, 29 July 2010- The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation with corporate sponsors Chevron Corporation, Mitsui Exploration Co., Ltd. (MOECO), and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company, Ltd. (PTTEP) hosted a Helmets for Kids road safety event at Batu Ampar Primary School in Batam. The sponsors donated 650 motorbike helmets to students and teachers at the opening ceremony.
Hanoi, 21 June 2010 - A Government delegation from Nicaragua led by Major Commissioner Roberto Gonzalez Kraudy, National Transit Chief and Mr Alvaro Lacayo, President of the Automobile Club of Nicaragua, and a member of the National Traffic Safety Committee of Nicaragua, visited AIP Foundation in Hanoi and the Protec Helmet assembly plant in the Noi Bai Industrial Zone on Monday. The trip was a fact-finding mission and information sharing opportunity for the Nicaraguan delegation, AIP Foundation and its international affiliate, the Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative.
Mobile education unit – van with trained staff passing out flyers and answering questions that parents may ask
This week, AIP Foundation vans will travel to schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to pass out flyers and educate the students and parents in districts of each city where helmet use is low and intervention is especially needed.
Letter to parents of all Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City schools involved in AIP Foundation programs. This letter requests parents to pledge to put a helmet on their children.
Phnom Penh, 6 May 2010 – AIP Foundation in co-ordination with the Ministry of Interior, the National Road Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announced today the launch of the Helmet Vaccine Coalition Cambodia and its “One Helmet. One Life.” helmet use campaign. Co-funded by the Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative (GHVI), ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia) Ltd. and Total Cambodge, the Helmet Vaccine Coalition Cambodia will implement public awareness campaigns and school-based programs to reduce traumatic brain injury and fatalities from road traffic crashes.
Vietnam Helmet Wearing Coalition (VHWC) have donated more 1,105 helmets, posters and flyers in an effort to combat the low helmet use rates of children. The donation was supported by an handover ceremony at the Dich Vong B Primary School in Hanoi. The Helmets for Kids ceremony preceded a roadshow which proceeded through major streets of Hanoi, leading to highway 1 and ending in the city center.
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