In celebration of International Women’s Day, AIP Foundation organized a helmet use forum in Cambodia for mothers of primary school students.
At the forum, held in Battambang, mothers received information on the impact of road crashes on society and their families, the relationship between helmet use and injury prevention, and their valuable role in encouraging helmet use in their families.
There was also information about road traffic laws in Cambodia and the importance of safe road behaviors during major holidays, such as the upcoming Khmer New Year, when the amount of road traffic and the likelihood of road crashes increases.
Educating parents of students at target schools on the importance of helmet use is a major part of the Helmets for Families program, supported by Manulife Cambodia.
Following the forum, road safety training was held for students through extracurricular activities and games, in which students learned the importance of helmet use and learned how to read traffic signs, cross the road safely, and properly ride on a motorcycle with their parents.
The Helmets for Families program donated 1,238 helmets to teachers, students, and parents of Onlong Vil Primary School, in Battambang, in December. Further activities at the school to promote helmet use knowledge, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, General Commiserate of National Police, and National Road Safety Committee are planned.