Thao with her helmet
When fifth grader Thao was being driven home from school on her older brother’s motorcycle, they crashed into a fence and fell off. Thao was hospitalized. The doctor diagnosed a brain hematoma along with Thao’s many scratches, but she is now recovering well. Luckily, Thao was wearing a helmet that she received through AIP Foundation's Helmets for Kids program. The doctor told Thao’s mother that the helmet saved the young girl’s life.
As Thao's situation proved, wearing a helmet can mean the difference between life and death, which is why we continue to not only donate helmets to children, but to teach them how and why to use them.
In May, with helmet manufacturer Long Huei's generous sponsorship, 1,505 helmets were donated to students at a primary school in District 12 of Ho Chi Minh City. Like at so many other schools, before the donation almost no students wore helmets on their way to school. This donation has provided the students with the equipment and knowledge necessary to become much safer on the road.
Also be sure to watch our new television commercial promoting child helmet use, which will start airing soon in Vietnam!