On the anniversary of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety launch, ARRB Group is sponsoring a helmet donation to 800 students and 28 teachers of Phnom Dil Primary School. The donation is part of a program called Helmets for Kids which is being implemented by the non-profit Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation. The program is supported by the National Road Safety Committee alongside other Cambodian ministries concerned with road safety.
Cambodian law currently does not require motorcycle passengers to wear helmets when they ride behind a driver, and this leaves children particularly vulnerable to the road’s dangers.
“Our specialty is examining road and transport issues, so we are very aware of the dangers that emerge from them,” said Mrs. Noha Elazar, Senior Engineer of ARRB Group Ltd. “Our visit to Cambodia will be an opportunity for us to review existing schools environments and assess guidelines for improvement. Decreasing the rates of injuries and fatalities due to road traffic crashes is one of our primary concerns, and this helmet donation is a great way for us to further this goal.”
The helmets were handed over to the students at a ceremony attended by 200 people, including parents, local authorities, and partners.
ARRB Group’s sponsorship also includes extracurricular activities and communication with students’ parents to reinforce their understanding of helmets’ uses and encourage them to put helmets on their children.
For more information, please see the Media Release from the AIP Foundation, below.