The Helmets for Kids (HFK) program organized a recent workshop as part of its program launch in Tuyen Quang province, Vietnam, where more than 98 percent of the population are ethnic minorities and 70 percent of the population is living in poverty.

The workshop provided an overview of road safety in both Vietnam and the world, introduced the HFK program to the community, and delivered an interactive training session to school administrators, teachers and parent representatives. It included a training session to prepare teachers to introduce road safety components into the curriculum throughout the school year. It also addressed updated laws and regulations on helmet use, the importance of helmet use and how to identify helmets that meet safety standards, proper helmet use with practice sessions, and the important role that teachers play as both beneficiaries and facilitators of the project.

The workshop was hosted by AIP Foundation and Tuyen Quang Traffic Safety Committee. The Helmets for Kids program, supported by Johnson & Johnson, will work with eight primary schools in Lam Binh district, Tuyen Quang province to deliver nearly 2,200 helmets to students over the 2020-2021 school year.