Earlier this month, over 550 primary school students at the Anuk Wat Koruk Kosal Primary School (Siem Reap, Cambodia) received quality helmets and were encouraged to wear them as part of their school uniforms, during the kick-off ceremony for the 2017 Helmets for Kids program, which is supported by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).
As part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiative, ARRB has been supporting the program since 2012, which is run by the Asian Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation. Since the partnership was established, thousands of helmets have been provided to schools across Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as education on their correct use. This initiative aims to make young road users role models in their community.
Every time you attend an ARRB event, a portion of that fee is donated to the program, which plays an instrumental role in reducing the road toll across Asia. For the most recent donation to the program, ARRB was able to contribute the largest sum to date, a whopping AUD $23,000! This enabled the purchase of the helmets for Anuk Wat Koruk Kosal Primary School, but also provision of road safety education at multiple other schools.
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