|Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam and Greig Craft, President of AIP Foundation sign the MoU in Ha Noi.— VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The U.S. State Department and AIP Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Public-Private Partnership to raise funds from the U.S. and Vietnamese corporations to provide helmets and road safety tips to students in provinces across Vietnam.
Under the partnership, AIP Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi will organise events and helmet donations supporting the pre-existing Helmets for Kids programme. The goal is to provide educational activities and helmets to 25,000 children from at-risk schools across the country. This partnership is a unique platform combining expertise from the U.S. and Vietnamese governments, NGOs, and the business sector to address a mutual public health concern.
The partnership further complements the National Child Helmet Action Plan, launched by the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee in January 2015, which aims to significantly raise the ratio of children across Vietnam wearing helmets through a combination of public education and enforcement strategies. — VNS