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Helmets for Families programme raises awareness about helmet use

Update: January, 17/2018 - 11:30
A student at Tân Thạnh Đông Primary School in Củ Chi District joins a quiz game about traffic safety. — Photo courtesy of AIP Foundation
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The Helmets for Families programme will donate more than 4,000 helmets to schools in HCM City’s outlying districts of Củ Chi and Hóc Môn during the 2017-18 school year.

The programme is expanding its road-safety education efforts to include engagement with health professionals for teachers, parents, and students.

The programme aims to raise awareness about helmet use and road safety to encourage behavior change among students, parents and the community.

In addition, parents can exchange their low-quality helmets for high-quality standard helmets for 69 per cent of the original price through a subsidised exchange programme.

The programme is organised by the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Education and Training, Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and the global healthcare company Abbott.  

At Tân Thạnh Đông Primary School in the Củ Chi District, a doctor from Chợ Rẫy Hospital onTuesday spoke to students and teachers about the harm caused by wearing substandard helmets.

This year, Helmets for Families is incorporating a new component and will engage school staff, parents and students on a deeper level.

Health professionals will give talks at schools about road-safety messages based on their experience working with traffic accident victims. — VNS

 

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