Empowering Student Safety at Ha Bau Primary School
By Misha Rawal | Development Coordinator
In November 2023, AIP Foundation held a kick-off event for the Safe Steps Kids - Road Safety (SSK - RS) program. The SSK-RS program is part of the SAFE STEPS KIDS program, developed by the Prudence Foundation in partnership with Cartoon Network and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). The event took place at Ha Bau Primary School in Dak Doa District of Gia Lai province.
As part of the kick-off event this year, 721 helmets were distributed to the students and teachers at Ha Bau school. The event will be followed by a series of school-based activities that will take place for over a year, including road safety lessons, school-zone modifications, and the cross-platform public awareness campaign on helmet safety, pedestrian safety, and riding a bicycle safely. Through interactive fun and games, students will practice their road safety skills and knowledge focusing on quality helmet use, pedestrian safety, and riding a bicycle safely.
The day symbolizes a key meaningful message to parents, policymakers, and local residents in the community on establishing a safe school environment and providing road safety education to primary students.
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In April 2023, AIP Foundation joined hands with the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee and the Pleiku’s People Committee to host a Community Bike Day 2023, in Pleiku, Vietnam. As part of the event, students received 50 bicycles and 50 helmets to promote green mobility across Pleiku City. This Community Bike Day brings together over 1000 community members to speak up on safe mobility and take action for greener streets across their city.
In December 2022, AIP Foundation launched the ‘Bike to School’ campaign through our Slow Zones, Safe Zones project to provide 85 new bicycles for low-income students to be able to bike to and from school. In its 5th year, the program increasingly encourages students and their families to use sustainable means of transport – paving the way for healthier and greener cities and promoting safe and sustainable mobility. Through this project, our activities represent the start of effective mind shifts and long-term changes for sustainable social impact not only across the schools but the wider community.
“It is very exciting to see the development of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program in Pleiku leading to the empowerment of youth across the city. Youth are the future and our most important priority is to protect them. Today marks an important milestone in pushing toward safer and more sustainable mobility modes in central Vietnam,” shares Kim, Senior Officer, Road Safety Projects at the Global Road Safety Partnership.
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To prevent further senseless risks that primary school students face, Prudential Vietnam is supporting the SAFE STEPS KIDS Road Safety Day as part of the SAFE STEPS KIDS – Road Safety (SSK-RS) program. Yen Bai and Quang Ngai are the two provinces chosen to implement the SSK-RS program for 2022-2023 due to the provinces’ high need for road safety interventions.
The Road Safety Day is organized by AIP Foundation in collaboration with the provincial Traffic Safety Committee of Quang Ngai and the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), aimed to create an exciting playground for students in Quang Ngai province to have the opportunity to exchange, improve and strengthen their knowledge and skills on road safety. Throughout the day, students will explore different ways to be safe on the roads through interactive games and booths, including a helmet decorating contest as well as other team-building activities.
“Today marks an opportunity to spread the achievements of interactive and participative methods of the program for road safety education. This year, Quang Ngai province is honored to organize a provincial Road Safety day with the participation of more than 700 students and teachers of 4 project schools with the desire to spread the project’s profound message about the idea of establishing a safe school zone and educating to raise students’ awareness of traffic safety. We hope the Safe Steps Kids model will be replicated in many schools in Quang Ngai province and nationwide too.” shared Mr. Thanh, Chief of Provincial Traffic Safety Committee Officer of Quang Ngai.
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