Viet Nam News
HCM City — Primary school teachers and students gathered in HCM City during the weekend for the “National Traffic Safety Festival for primary pupils in the school year 2016-2017.”
The participants were selected through provincial traffic safety festivals and from provinces and cities that efficiently implemented traffic safety education.
The festival was organised by Toyota Motor Vietnam in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
The festival was aimed at educating the children and enhancing their traffic safety awareness.
It featured two main events, one for teachers and the other for the children.
Twenty teachers representing 10 provinces and cities -- Cao Bằng, Lào Cai, Phú Thọ, Bắc Ninh, Hải Dương, Đắk Nông, Khánh Hòa, HCM City, Trà Vinh and Kiên Giang -- participated.
The festival also attracted 100 contestants (10 teams) representing the 10 provinces and cities.
Besides the 100 official contestants, the festival also attracted over 1,000 primary school pupils from HCM City.
The festival was held within the framework of the Toyota Traffic Safety Education Program (TSEP) implemented for the last 11 years.
The programme has distributed more than 7.5 million traffic safety education handouts to all first graders, 47,000 sets of large-size traffic safety teaching books, over 83,000 VCDs and nearly 129,000 guide books for elementary school teachers.
It has also successfully organised 32 seminars on traffic safety for nearly 4,300 key managers and teachers from many primary schools besides 76 provincial traffic safety festivals, nine national festivals. — VNS