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.
Dec 8, 2011

An eventful few months, but there's more work to be done

Students at a program kick-off ceremony
Students at a program kick-off ceremony

Last week while riding in a taxi on the highway outside of Ho Chi Minh City, I saw the aftermath of a fatal road traffic accident. A mangled motorbike lay on the ground next to two bodies. It was a devastating site, especially considering that with 30 people dying on Vietnam’s roads each day, the same scene gets played out over and over, day by day. The experience made me realize more than ever how important it is to continue our work to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities here in Vietnam.

The last few months have been very eventful, with the implementation of several school-based programs, the launch of two public awareness campaigns, and the commemoration of the Worldwide Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. Our continued efforts would not be possible without your generous support; your donations through Global Giving truly have made a difference. In this season of giving, I hope you will talk to your friends and family about why this cause is important to you and encourage them to donate as well.

School Programs

On October 3, the 250 first grade students at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School received shiny new helmets courtesy of Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd., a shipping terminal near Ho Chi Minh City. In November, helmet handover ceremonies were held at Phuoc Long and Phuoc Thanh primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City. The events celebrated Intel Products Vietnam's sponsorship of three different programs at those schools.

FedEx Express, and AIP Foundation, the implementing agent for Safe Kids Worldwide's programs in Vietnam, officially launched the Click on Safety e-Learning program at a primary school in Nam Dinh Province. The program aims to provide children with the opportunity to experiment with traffic consequences in a fun and risk-free environment.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Over the past couple months, we’ve launched campaigns in Vietnam and Cambodia. In Vietnam the campaign focuses on child helmet use, and in Cambodia it encourages helmet use among motorcycle passengers. AIP Foundation has already begun awareness raising activities. Television commercials, which are in production,  will soon be broadcast nationwide in both countries.

The Worldwide Day of Remembrance

The Worldwide Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was commemorated in Vietnam on November 20 with a ceremony hosted by Actress Kathy Uyen and singer Thanh Bui. After the release of 30 birds to symbolize the 30 lives lost each day on Vietnam's roads, Uyen and Bui interviewed local authorities about the causes and consequences of road traffic accidents.

Flyer distribution for the child helmet campaign
Flyer distribution for the child helmet campaign
A student in his new helmet
A student in his new helmet
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Child helmet campaign helmet/heart logo
Child helmet campaign helmet/heart logo

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Dec 8, 2011

An eventful few months, but there's more work to be done

Students at a program kick-off ceremony
Students at a program kick-off ceremony

Last week while riding in a taxi on the highway outside of Ho Chi Minh City, I saw the aftermath of a fatal road traffic accident. A mangled motorbike lay on the ground next to two bodies. It was a devastating site, especially considering that with 30 people dying on Vietnam’s roads each day, the same scene gets played out over and over, day by day. The experience made me realize more than ever how important it is to continue our work to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities here in Vietnam.

The last few months have been very eventful, with the implementation of several school-based programs, the launch of two public awareness campaigns, and the commemoration of the Worldwide Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. Our continued efforts would not be possible without your generous support; your donations through Global Giving truly have made a difference. In this season of giving, I hope you will talk to your friends and family about why this cause is important to you and encourage them to donate as well.

School Programs

On October 3, the 250 first grade students at Nguyen Thi Dinh Primary School received shiny new helmets courtesy of Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd., a shipping terminal near Ho Chi Minh City. In November, two helmet handover ceremonies were held at Phuoc Long and Phuoc Thanh primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City. The events celebrated Intel Products Vietnam's sponsorship of three different programs at those schools.

FedEx Express, and AIP Foundation, the implementing agent for Safe Kids Worldwide's programs in Vietnam, officially launched the Click on Safety e-Learning program at a primary school in Nam Dinh Province. The program aims to provide children with the opportunity to experiment with traffic consequences in a fun and risk-free environment.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Over the past couple months, we’ve launched campaigns in Vietnam and Cambodia. In Vietnam the campaign focuses on child helmet use, and in Cambodia it encourages helmet use among motorcycle passengers. AIP Foundation has already begun awareness raising activitie. Television commercials, which are in production,  will soon be broadcast nationwide in both countries.

The Worldwide Day of Remembrance

The Worldwide Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was commemorated in Vietnam on November 20 with a ceremony hosted by Actress Kathy Uyen and singer Thanh Bui. After the release of 30 birds to symbolize the 30 lives lost each day on Vietnam's roads, Uyen and Bui interviewed local authorities about the causes and consequences of road traffic accidents.

Flyer distribution for the child helmet campaign
Flyer distribution for the child helmet campaign
A student in his new helmet
A student in his new helmet
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Child helmet campaign helmet/heart logo
Child helmet campaign helmet/heart logo

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Sep 11, 2011

Preparing for an Exciting Year

Greig Craft receives the Friendship Medal
Greig Craft receives the Friendship Medal

´╗┐We’ve been busy this summer here at AIP Foundation, getting everything ready for the start of the new school year. In the next few months, public awareness campaigns will start up in three countries, and we’ll be running school-based programs in more schools than ever before. This summer, we’ve been focusing on researching the communities and issues we work with to make sure our programs are as effective as possible.

We also continue to grow so that we can more effectively implement programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and other countries. Just this summer, AIP Foundation added a national program manager for Vietnam, an executive manager to coordinate international efforts, and a program assistant to support our busy program staff.  

 Read on to find out what we’ve been up to, and what we’re planning for the months ahead.

Greig Craft Receives Prestigious Friendship Medal

One of our proudest moments this summer happened mid-July, when our President, Greig Craft, received the Vietnamese Friendship Medal, the highest honor given to foreigners in Vietnam. The Minister of Transport thanked Greig for his contributions to road traffic safety in Vietnam, saying, “Your innovations in the development and design of a tropical motorbike helmet have already saved many lives.” This was exciting for everyone at AIP Foundation, and we want to thank all of our sponsors, partners, and friends for helping us get as far as we have.

Pedestrian Research Report for Dong Nai Province and Driving Skills Focus Group

All of our projects are research-based, and this summer we completed two studies that will inform our programs. The first was a report on the traffic safety situation in Dong Nai province in Vietnam, specifically as it relates to pedestrians and children. The second was a series of focus groups on adults’ perceptions about driving skills and safety. This will be the basis for an upcoming campaign about adult drivers’ road behaviors. Although many of our programs focus on helmet use as a preventative measure, we recognize that 95% of crashes are due to human error, which we hope to address through driving skills education.

Thailand and Cambodia

AIP Foundation has offices in Thailand and Cambodia as well as Vietnam, and these offices have been very busy this summer!

Our Cambodian team ran a Stakeholder Consultative Meeting in Phnom Penh in collaboration with several government bodies to brainstorm strategies for a Passenger Helmet Campaign we’ll be running very soon.

On the program side, ANZ Royal Bank sponsored a Helmets for Kids (HFK) ceremony in Cambodia where they donated 453 helmets to children. Parents were especially enthusiastic about the murals painted on the school’s wall, reminding them to put helmets on their children’s heads.

In Thailand, Diversey Hygiene sponsored a Helmets for Kids event in Patumtanee, and 280 children received life-saving helmets and road safety education. The ceremony included a traditional Thai dance for children, teachers, parents, sponsors, and government members attending.

AIP Foundation was also present in Bangkok at the Time for Action Conference, where policies and implementation strategies aimed at preventing and mitigating road accidents were discussed and reviewed.

As our school-based programs ramp up, the public awareness campaigns are developed, and our international efforts expand, feel free to check out our website for updates. Your support and contributions continue to make all of these activities possible, so we'll continue to keep you updated through theseGlobal Giving reports. As someone committed to our cause, we encourage you to get in touch at any time if you have questions or ideas. We also hope that you'll keep telling your friends about the work we do and why it means something to you.

Road safety mural at a program school in Cambodia
Road safety mural at a program school in Cambodia
AIP Foundation at the Time for Action Conference
AIP Foundation at the Time for Action Conference

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