Toyota launches traffic safety drawing contest
HA NOI — Primary school students nationwide have the opportunity to share their ideas for traffic safety with contributions to Dream Car, the first Toyota Traffic Safety Drawing Contest sponsored by Toyota Motors Viet Nam (TMV).
The activity, which is being co-sponsored by the Department of Primary Education, falls under the Traffic Safety Education Programme (TSEP) which has been implemented annually since the 2005-06 school year.
The contest aimed to create a new playground and opportunities for students from grades one to five to show off their passion for drawing and share their creative ideas for dream cars that would offer advanced features to benefit humans now and in the future, said organisers.
The first round of the contest for original drawings featuring the contestants' dream cars will run until December 30. Results will be announced in March 2012.
In the second round, 10 drawings will be selected for submission to the Sixth Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in Japan
Along with awards from the organising board, each second round winner and one guardian will win a trip to Japan and be invited to attend the award ceremony in August 2012.
The annual contest has been held by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) since 2004. This year the scope has been expanded to include 80 countries and regions worldwide.
Since its establishment, TMV has contributed over US$14 million for social contribution programmes in Viet Nam with more over $7.3 million designated to support education.
TSEP is one of four key programmes under the framework of the Toyota Viet Nam Foundation (TVF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education&Training (MoET) and the National Traffic Safety Committee.
The programme has successfully held 28 provincial contests to teach about traffic safety for 7,000 participating students, and four national contests with 11,000 elementary school participants from throughout the nation.
Due to the effectiveness of TSEP's textbooks, MoET decided to integrate programme documents into the nations' general primary level teaching curriculum on traffic safety. — VNS