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US State Department, AIP Foundation launch new partnership

Update: May, 27/2015 - 16:00

HA NOI(VNS)— A child motorcycle helmet donation ceremony was held in Hanoi on May 27, during the US Assistant Secretary of State Charles H. Rivkin's visit here.

Co-organized by AIG Vietnam Insurance Company, this was the first event to take place under the new partnership between AIP Foundation and the US Department of State. It was also one of the many occasions that marked the 20th anniversary of the normalized diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam.

Under the partnership, AIP Foundation will work with US corporate sponsors to organize events and helmet donations for at-risk schools supporting the existing Helmets for Kids programme. The partnership aims to provide road safety education and helmets to 25,000 children throughout Vietnam.

Assistant Secretary of State Rivkin participated in a symbolic helmet handover at the event that represented the US-Vietnam shared vision of a safer future for children. Helmets were distributed to 671 students and teachers.

Vietnam's National Action Plan for Child Helmet Use launched by the NTSC this year has received support from the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Hanoi, and American companies. This has demonstrated their commitment to protecting and taking care of children, and helping us reach our development goals," said Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Executive Chairman of the NTSC. — VNS

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