Company donates helmets for children in northern Vietnam

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Children at Hai Duong Province's Cam Thuong Primary School receive helmets under the Helmet for Kids program

Packaging company Sealed Air gave 260 helmets to students in northern Vietnam Tuesday as part of the Helmets for Kids program.

Launched 7 years ago by the Asian Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, the program provided the helmets to children at Cam Thuong Primary School in Hai Duong Province this year, thanks to the sponsorship of the Sealed Air Corporation.

The helmets were gifted to first graders, teachers, and second through fifth graders who have outgrown or damaged the helmets that they had previously received from the program.

Stefan Phang, Sealed Air's regional director of sustainability said: "I am so proud to be entering Sealed Air's seventh year partnering with the AIP Foundation. In the past six years of this collaboration, Sealed Air and the AIP Foundation have donated approximately 1,814 helmets and nearly six years of traffic safety education."

Seal Air has been supporting the Helmet for Kids program since 2007 through its business division Diversey.

Besides granting the helmets, the program also included traffic safety and child helmet use training for all teachers and parents, a road safety festival for all students and teachers, and the installation of a billboard at the school gate that reminds parents to put helmets on their children.

Cam Thuong School is located just outside of Hanoi in Hai Duong province in close proximity to the busy National Highway 5.

The presence of this major roadway puts local people, and especially children, at a high risk of traffic accidents.

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