| Mar 25, 2022
Celebrating a year of road safety and inclusivity
Students received life-saving helmets
When 2021 came to an end, dedicated school staff and leaders from the Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training gathered for a workshop to celebrate the successes of the Helmets for Kids program supported by Johnson & Johnson in Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang provinces.
This is home to a significant number of ethnic minorities, who face a range of challenges in accessing mainstream services and resources. The Helmets for Kids program aims to reduce brain injuries related to road crashes in school zones and the surrounding communities through increased rate of quality helmet use among children, making a life-saving difference for vulnerable school children on their way to and from school.
The program successfully delivered 5,828 helmets to students, teachers, and staff at 8 schools leading to an increase in helmet use from 26% to 85%. Through the program, teachers also received interactive training on road safety, and project schools were provided with booklets on helmet safety as educational materials. The workshop provided an opportunity for school representatives to share their stories on the project activities, emphasizing their achievements and designing a plan to scale up the project activities in the new year.
The workshop concluded another year of road safety achievements, paving the way for new interventions targeting other vulnerable communities. Since the start of 2022, AIP Foundation has kicked-off new initiatives to bring quality helmets to those who need them most. Visit our website here to receive our latest update and see how you can support to ensure safe roads for every child.
Year end workshop to reflect project achievements