|Students of Trần Văn Ơn Primary School in HCM City’s District 12 learnt about traffic safety through a regional campaign on Tuesday. — Photo Courtesy of AIP Foundation|
HCM CITY — Students of Trần Văn Ơn Primary School in HCM City’s District 12 on Tuesday learnt about road safety, including the right way to wear helmets, through games.
Nguyễn Trần Phương Anh, a third grader at the school, said that she was excited to play the games which taught her about road traffic safety skills and they were fun.
Students were also gifted helmets.
“Road crashes are a leading cause of death among children aged five to 14, a personal and economic cost that we cannot afford to ignore,” Phạm Thùy Liêm of the District 12 Education and Training Division said.
Greig Craft, president and founder of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, said: “We need to increase public awareness of the dangers of unsafe driving behaviour and lack of child helmet use. Involving all members of the community, especially youth, is the only way to create a sustainable culture of road safety.”
The event was organised as part of Safety Delivered, a campaign by the AIP Foundation and the UPS Foundation that is also being implemented in Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, with its activities changed depending on the country.
They include distribution of quality motorcycle helmets, education at primary schools, public awareness campaigns, and university-based road safety education.
Over the next two years the programme will donate 17.000 helmets, including 9.000 at targeted schools in HCM City and Hà Nội. —VNS