Children
 Vietnam
Project #4954

Give a Vietnamese child a helmet; save a life

by AIP Foundation

Summary

In Vietnam, 21,651 people lose their lives annually in road crashes. Road injury is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. This project instills safe road habits in 1,500 children by providing helmets, holding awareness-raising activities, training teachers on education techniques, and engineering safety into school environments. These interventions ensure that students can travel to and from school safely and wear helmets every time they ride motorcycles or bicycles.
$22,500
total goal
$9,564
remaining
196
donors
2
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Every day, 30 people perish on Vietnam's roads, many of them children. Countless others are permanently disabled, plunging families into poverty with overwhelming medical costs and lost wages. In Vietnam, motorcycles have given mobility to the masses, but also put the next generation of road users at greater risk. There is a national helmet law in place that includes all motorcyclists above the age of six, however only 38 percent of children in Vietnam's major cities wear helmets.

Solution

Helmets have been proven to reduce the risk of head injury by 69 percent and death by 42 percent, but just donating helmets doesn't necessarily instill good helmet wearing habits. That is why this program also equips teachers to engage children in learning safe road behavior, raises awareness among the entire school community, and improves the safety environment around schools. By essentially making helmets part of the school uniform, lives can be saved.

Long-Term Impact

1,500 children will become safer and smarter road users who understand the importance of helmet use. We will empower the school to establish road safety norms, where all students wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle or bicycle and look both ways when they cross the street. The entire school community will benefit from road safety awareness-building activities and carry their good habits far beyond the actual program.

Resources

http:/​/​aip-foundation.org/​
Our Facebook Page
Our non-profit helmet factory, outside of Hanoi

Organization Information

AIP Foundation

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, District 1 - Vietnam
Website: http:/​/​aip-foundation.org/​
Project Leader:
Peggy Ramin
Development Coordinator
Ho Chi Minh City, District 1, Vietnam
$12,936 raised of $22,500 goal
 
268 donations
$9,564 to go
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