In the past few months, AIP Foundation has been hard at work providing vital information, training, and resources to children and adults in Cambodia. Read below for more.
Mothers honored with International Women’s Day road safety forum
06-03-2019- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mothers share ideas about how protect their communities from road fatalities
In support of International Women’s Day, we organized a helmet use forum for 30 mothers at Hun Sen Krong Primary School in Cambodia. The forum is a vital part of the Helmets for Families program, which is sponsored by Manulife Cambodia. The mothers received information on the impact of road crashes on society and their families, the relationship between injury prevention and helmet use, and their role in encouraging helmet use among their families. Additionally, the mothers learned about Cambodian traffic law in Cambodia and safer behavior tips for the upcoming Khmer New Year.
Following with this crucial event, 300 students from Hun Sen Krong Primary School were shown the importance of helmets, traffic signs, pedestrian and passenger behavior. This follow-up training comes after the 1,055 helmets donated to teachers, students, and parents in November 2018. We are working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, General Commiserate of National Police, and National Road Safety Committee to implement other activities at Hun Sen Krong Primary School over the coming year.
Stakeholders evaluate Cambodia’s road safety progress at annual conference
13-12-2018- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Stakeholders gather to discuss Cambodia’s progress towards its road safety goals
AIP Foundation and the Coalition for Road Safety (CRY) convened an annual conference on road safety with support and participation of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) and National Police. The conference was supported by Manulife Cambodia, Cambodia Airports, Royal Cambodian Limousine Service, Chip Mong Insee, Forte Insurance, Canhomes, and Mercedes Benz. The conference was attended by over 350 delegates from the government and private sector. Conference participants exchanged knowledge and discussed practical strategies to achieve Cambodia’s road safety goals in support of the WHO Decade of Action for Road Safety.
The conference highlighted Cambodia’s “Eight Pillars” of road safety using discussion and information sessions to outline current interventions, recommendations and current progress toward Cambodia’s road safety targets. The ‘Eight Pillars’ of road safety include: safe road users; safe infrastructure; better road safety management; safer vehicles, improved emergency medical assistance, law amendment and enforcement, expansive driver licensing and management, and evaluation of passenger and goods transport services.
The NRSC led a discussion with stakeholders on effective strategies to encourage government institutions, civil society organizations, private sector, youth, and the public to take joint and robust action to reduce and prevent road crash deaths and injuries. Senior government representatives who spoke included H.E Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport and Permanent Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee.
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Over 240 students get life-saving simulation training in Preah Sihanouk Province
31-01-2019- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Manulife volunteers enforce safe pedestrian and motorcycle behaviors through a driving simulation
Over 240 primary school students from Hun Sen Krong Primary School were trained in how to handle real-life traffic situations that confront the children everyday on the roads in their communities.This training is a part of the Helmets for Families program, which is sponsored by Manulife Cambodia. Ten volunteers from Manulife Cambodia volunteered to educate the students by riding their two-wheelers through a driving simulation in order to educate the students on how to handle common road safety scenarios. There was also a motorcycle driving simulation that allowed students to experience what it feels like to ride a motorcycle and avoid road hazards and distractions. Students were also provided with road safety information on traffic laws, wearing a helmet, and safe practices as pedestrians, cyclists and when riding a motorcycle. At the end of the training the students participated in a Q&A to test their road safety knowledge.
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