Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury

by AIP Foundation
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury
Protect Cambodian Children from Brain Injury

Project Report | Feb 27, 2020
Investing in young students and their communities in Cambodia

By Bohesa Won | Communications and Development Coordinator

Investing in the safety and lives of young students at our program schools in Cambodia is a long-term investment in the growth and resilience of their communities.

Each year, road crash injuries and fatalities disproportionately burden the youngest individuals in society. Across the world, road crashes remain the leading cause of death for children and youth aged 5-29. The lives of these children and youth are tragically cut short at a time when they are learning and working towards brighter futures. 

It is time to work towards a more sustainable future for our children and youth. Please join us in supporting positive impacts and safer behavior on the roads through education, behavioral change, and positive inspiration for youth. 

Please read on to see what the past few months have held for AIP Foundation's work with young students and children in Cambodia.  

Students participating in a performance with their brand new helmets on stage.Students participating in a performance with their brand new helmets on stage.

Helmets for Families delivers quality helmets to students in third most populous province of Cambodia
December 12, 2019
The Helmets for Families program, organized by AIP Foundation with the support of Manulife Cambodia, held a symbolic helmet handover ceremony at Onlong Vil Primary School in Onlong Vil Commune, Sangke District, Battambang Province, in which 1,238 helmets were donated to students, teachers, and parents. The event was attended by provincial and national government representatives, including officers of Battambang Province, well as road safety stakeholders and representatives from Manulife Cambodia and AIP Foundation.
Despite the introduction of the universal helmet law in Cambodia in 2015, approximately 80-95% of students commute by motorcycle or bicycle at Onlong Vil Primary School, yet less than 5% of students wear helmets. At least 80% of students at Onlong Vil are from low-income local families, making it difficult for parents to afford a helmet for their children. The event concluded with stakeholders and representatives symbolically placing the donated helmets on students and teachers of Onlong Vil Primary School, representing the new partnership. 
The Helmets for Families program, which has operated in Cambodia since 2012, aims to provide parents with quality helmets, as well promote helmet use through engaging parents as role models, providing training opportunities, and targeting mothers—as well as their children—to be educated on safe road behaviors.

Read the Press Release to learn more about the event.

Students with their brand new helmets.Students with their brand new helmets during the Safety Delivered 2019 kick-off event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Safety Delivered encourages students to wear motorcycle helmets as part of school uniforms
December 24, 2019

Nearly 720 primary school students and teachers at Chbar Amov 2 and Wat Mongkol Serei Kean Kleang Primary School in Phnom Penh received quality helmets and were encouraged to wear them as part of their school uniforms during the Safety Delivered 2019 kick-off event, implemented by AIP Foundation and supported by The UPS Foundation.

The event aims to inspire young students to be role models in their community by promoting helmet use. Over the course of the 2019-2020 program, The UPS Foundation will donate more than 2,000 helmets to primary schools located in high-risk communities. 
Since we have the passenger helmet law in place, we began enforcement of the mandatory passenger helmet law nationwide,” Mr. Chan Buntheurn, Commune Chief of Traffic Police of Chroy Changvar Commune, said. “Since then, we have seen a dramatic increase in safer road behaviors in our community. It’s programs like Safety Delivered which complement our robust law enforcement efforts, and inspire us to continue pushing toward our goal of halving Cambodia’s road crash deaths by 2020.” 
Chbar Ampov 2 and Wat Mongkol Serei Kean Kleang Primary School are located on busy, national roads.
In 2017, at least two students from these schools were reported to have passed away due to a road crash. Tragically, one of those students was not wearing a helmet when his father was driving him home from school, suffering a fatal head injury caused by a motorcycle crash. Currently in Cambodia, 80% of students commute to school by motorcycles and bicycles though only about 1% wear helmets.In addition to receiving helmets, students and their teachers also participated in educational activities during the event to learn more about road crash prevention.
The program also engages parents to positively influence and promote safe behaviors among students. “Children are our most valuable asset and our society, but they are also a vulnerable group. We are committed to working with our parents,” said Phan Sokheayayy, Director of Wat Mongkol Serei Kean Khleang Primary School. 
Read more about the ceremony and the Safety Delivered program in the Press Release here.
View more photos from the event here. 
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