16:00 | 07/11/2017 Society
November 7th, UPS staff volunteers joined over 800 students and teachers from Tran Van On Primary School for a school visit organized by Safety Delivered, a new regional road safety program supported by The UPS Foundation.
The school visit began with a donation of 800 quality motorcycle helmets to students of Tran Van On Primary School. Following the helmet handover ceremony, the UPS staff volunteers reinforced the students’ road safety knowledge through interactive games and instruction of correct helmet-wearing technique.
|The UPS staff volunteers reinforced the students’ road safety knowledge through interactive games|
“Programs like Safety Delivered will be essential to achieving APEC’s mission of sustainable economic growth. Through reductions in road crash injuries and fatalities, it is projected that Safety Delivered’s activities will save an estimated $12 million USD over the next two years” said Eduardo Martinez of UPS.
“I am excited to meet the UPS volunteers and learn about road safety from them. They make the activities fun and I feel like they really care about keeping my friends and I safe,” Nguyen Tran Phuong Anh, a student of Tran Van On primary school said.
Safety Delivered, which will be implemented in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, will vary its activities among countries. Activities will include quality motorcycle helmet distribution and education at primary schools, public awareness campaigns, and university-based road safety education. Over the next two years, the program will donate a total of 17,000 quality motorcycle helmets to school children in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar, with 9,000 of those motorcycle helmets allocated for distribution at target schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
“Involving all members of the community, especially youth, is the only way to create a sustainable culture of road safety” said Greig Craft, President and Founder of AIP Foundation.