These past few months, AIP Foundation has been hard at work in Cambodia to provide life-saving helmets to students in Preah Sihanouk Province. Additionally, we partnered with Manulife to train teachers and install road safety murals at primary schools. For more of our recent work, please read on.
Manulife Cambodia CEO and General Manager, Robert J. Elliot joins stakeholders for ceremonial helmet handover
Helmets for Families helps protect the children of Preah Sihanouk Province
12-11-2018- Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia
With the support of Manulife, Helmets for Families donated more than 1000 helmets to students, teachers and parents at Hun Sen Krong Primary School in Preah Sihanouk District. Training workshops were also held for more than 100 parents to promote helmet use. Helmets for Families is focused on engaging parents – especially mothers – as role models in child helmet use.
The event was attended by senior representatives from the General Secretariat of National Road Safety Committee, Deputy Governor of Preah Sihanouk Province, road safety stakeholders, development partners, private sector partners, parents, students, staff and administration team of Hun Sen Krong Primary School, members of the press, Management team and staff of Manulife Cambodia, and AIP Foundation staff.
Helmets for Families will operate in Preah Sihanouk Province through 2018 and 2019 academic year. Road deaths have increased by 10% in in the province since 2017, making it the eleventh highest province for road crashes. AIP Foundation’s goal is to continue increase awareness about the importance of helmet use for all in Preah Sihanouk Province.
Please see all photos from the event here.
Please read the press release from the event here.
Primary school teachers in Preah Sihanouk commit to enforcing child helmet use
25-10-2018- Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia
Teachers collaborate on teaching materials to promote helmet use at the school
The Helmets for Families program supported by Manulife Cambodia, trained 42 teachers at Hun Sen Krong Primary School on motorcycle helmet use. Hun Sen Krong Primary School is especially vulnerable, as approximately 80-95% students commute by motorcycle or bicycle, yet less than 10% wear helmets. Students and teachers are extremely vulnerable to road crashes, particularly during rush hour when they are commuting to and from school. The training focused on the benefits of correct helmet use for families and community, highlighting teachers must play an active role to ensure that their students wear helmets every time they travel by bicycle and motorcycle. The teachers shared their experiences and brainstormed techniques on how to encourage students to always wear their helmets. Teachers and coordinators created workplans, lesson plans and teaching materials to prepare them to take action after the training. At the conclusion of the training, teachers committed to putting helmets on their students, no matter the distance or travel time, when riding on a motorcycle.
Please see more photos from the launch here.
Helmets for Families volunteers promote helmet use with road safety murals
26-10-2018- Preah Sinhanouk Province, Cambodia
Manulife employees paint positive helmet wearing images on the school wall
Manulife employees coordinated with AIP Foundation staff to paint road safety murals at Hun Sen Krong Primary School. This volunteerism is part of the Helmets for Families program implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by Manulife Cambodia since 2012. The murals will be up for the whole 2018-2019 school year to ensure students correctly wear helmet during commute to school and travel as motorcycle passengers or as bicyclists.
Helmets for Families will operate in Preah Sihanouk Province through 2019. Road deaths have increased by 10% in in the province since 2017, making it the fifth highest province for road crash cases. AIP Foundation’s goal is to continue increase awareness about the importance of helmet use for all in Preah Sihanouk Province where there is unmet need.
Please see more photos here.