|The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation donated helmets to 500 students of Bá Hiến B Primary School in Vĩnh Phúc Province. — Photo Courtesy of AIP Foundation|Viet Nam News
VĨNH PHÚC — The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and its partners donated helmets to 500 students of Bá Hiến B Primary School in Vĩnh Phúc Province under its Helmets for Kids programme to teach road safety to and raise awareness of helmet usage among teachers and students.
Uông Việt Dũng, deputy chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee secretariat, said Helmets for Kids has led to an increase in the use of standard helmets for children across the country.
“When provided with both resources and education, children are able to influence those around them and remind each other of the importance of helmets, contributing to the formation of a safe traffic culture.”
With the support of the Vietnam Garment Manufacturing Company - TAL Apparel, a workshop to train teachers in traffic safety was also held.
A pre-implementation survey by the AIP Foundation found that only 2 per cent of students at the school wear helmets regularly, which, combined with the traffic situation around the school, put them at high risk. — VNS