Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

Asia Injury Prevention Foundation's mission is to provide life-saving traffic safety knowledge and skills to the developing world with the goal of preventing road traffic crash fatalities and injuries. We envision a world in which there are safer roads, smarter road users, and countries whose road traffic environments serve their developing economies and people.
Jul 10, 2014

Collective efforts to promote child helmet use

Training workshop for policy makers in Hanoi
Training workshop for policy makers in Hanoi

As part of our efforts to protect children on the road in Vietnam, AIP Foundation conducts training workshops for journalists and policy makers with the aim of building capacity and enhancing the implementation of child helmet regulation and awareness raising. The trainings are part of our “Children also need a helmet” National Campaign, and provide participants with road safety and helmet use knowledge in order to enable them to maximize their roles in road safety behavior change communications and child helmet use promoting actions.

As the results of our trainings conducted in three major cities (Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, and Hanoi) in 2013, the government and journalist trainees reported that they have effectively applied what they learned in their work and found these takeaways extremely useful. Within six months after the trainings, the journalists produced 80 news articles, features, and TV documentaries promoting child helmet use awareness. Meanwhile, the government officials applied the training takeaways in a variety of activities, such as training others, developing communications plans, and assessing the current helmet use situation. These exciting outcomes are tangible indicators of our program’s efficiency and incentives for us to conduct more capacity building programs. 

From the success of previous program, AIP Foundation is bringing capacity building trainings to six additional provinces in Vietnam. In June 2014, we met with road safety stakeholders, including government representatives, and the local media in these provinces. At the meeting, provincial governors showed their interest in the project and requested AIP Foundation to conduct road safety programs for local primary schools. Each province expressed their commitment to developing an action plan to increase local child helmet rates.

Our efforts to put a helmet on every child and protect children from brain injury cannot be achieved without the critical support and coordination of our stakeholders, especially media members and government officials. Our cooperation has been generating positive impacts and bringing us closer to a future of safer roads for children.

Meeting with road safety stakeholders
Meeting with road safety stakeholders
Children love helmets
Children love helmets

Links:

May 29, 2014

Education & Community Outreach Programs are Preventing Road Traffic Crashes

National Road Safety Week
National Road Safety Week

In the first quarter of 2014, AIP Foundation Cambodia have been actively involved in a number of school and community outreach projects to promote safe driving behaviors, helmet use and general road safety. For International Women’s Day, AIP Foundation arranged a mother’s forum at a target primary school to share information related road safety and participants were invited to share their experiences, express concerns and discuss ideas to improve their and their children’s safety.

 

The 7th Annual National Road Safety Week also fell in this period and was a perfect time for AIP Foundation to promote road safety activities through a range of online, educational and community outreach activities. The focus of activities was on helmet use for young motorcyclists including child passengers and promoting safe driving behaviors. AIP Foundation Country Director supported the official launch of National Road Safety Week with the donation of 150 helmets and the delivery of a speech to encourage people to take care on the roads.

 

Holiday periods, including the Khmer New Year (April 13-15) in Cambodia are traditionally a high risk time to be travelling on the roads with many crashes occurring. To address this problem, AIP Foundation delivered extracurricular road safety lessons to students at a target school in Phnom Penh to arm them with knowledge and skills just prior to the Khmer New Year holiday. More than 150 student took part in the lessons that included a re-cap on road rules, helmet use, pedestrian safety and other interactive games. The activities aim to create enthusiasm among students so they will strive to exercise safe road behaviors every day.

 

High school students at sponsored schools were invited to attend workshops on “Helmet Use and National Road Safety Policy” that aimed to share information, communicate the purpose of the National Road Safety Policy and encourage students to be active in the field of road safety. More than 900 students all up participated in these workshops and all were encouraged to share the information disseminated with their family, peers and friends.

 

Over the next few months, AIP will continue to work closely with schools on road safety education programs, awareness raising campaigns and partnering with donors,  supporters and traffic police to deliver life-saving skills and knowledge to Cambodians. Over 800 helmets more will be donated to primary school students in Kandal and Kampong Speu provinces. Through our activities, we can make a difference and prevent injuries and fatalities on the roads.

Extra-curricular activity
Extra-curricular activity
Mother
Mother's Forum
Apr 8, 2014

Support Helmet Safety for Children

This year, AIP Foundation has more support than ever before for helmet safety for children in Vietnam!

In March, AIP Foundation representatives attended workshops on child helmet use along with key stakeholders, including the World Health Organization and Vietnam Red Cross. At the workshops, stakeholders brainstormed solutions to advocate for enforcement of child helmet regulation across the country. The workshops resulted in commitment from all stakeholders to follow-up on specific actionable items to increase child helmet use rates nationwide. AIP Foundation has since developed a concrete action plan to continue advocacy and targeted interventions in 2014 and beyond.

AIP Foundation has also increased its efforts to encourage parents to be role models for their children by wearing standard helmets. On March 28, AIP Foundation organized a stakeholder orientation workshop to launch the new Helmets for Families program, which not only provides students and teachers with standard helmets, but also offers parents the opportunity to exchange their low quality helmets with standard ones at a subsidized price. This program aims to change behavior among children and parents, as well as raise awareness about the safety benefits of helmets that meet the national standard.

As AIP Foundation donates more and more helmets to children in Vietnam each year, it is important that it increases support for helmet safety for children. With more stakeholders, partners, and supporters dedicated to the cause, the greatest impact is achieved: children’s lives saved. Help us to continue the momentum and support helmet safety for children by donating now!

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Asia Injury Prevention Foundation on GreatNonProfits.org.